5 Ways to Be Stupid on Social Media

As part of my speaking and writing about social media and professional ethics, I try to reassure attorneys that they really don’t need to worry too much about the intersection of social media and the slow-to-adapt state bar rules governing attorney advertising. But this reassurance is based on the presumption that attorneys will use social […]

How to Handle Online Client Reviews For Attorneys

Guest Post brought to you by Josh King, Vice President Business Development and General Counsel for Avvo. As General Counsel for a company that publishes lawyer reviews, I’ve heard every possible concern from attorneys: clients in my area are psychos, they can’t evaluate legal work, they have unreasonable expectations, etc. It’s the “lawyers are different” mantra. […]

App of the Week: Get Stuff Done With 30/30 Task Timer

The Pomodoro Technique brought us the time management method that uses a timer to break down blocks of work into 25-minute intervals. I use this method on days when I have heaps to get done and need to ramp up my multitasking single-tasking productivity. With the 30/30 app, I can plan every day into blocks […]

Checklist For Creating Great Quality Video

Identify who is searching for you online Identify content they want to know, not content you want to tell them Create content that is compelling, educational and interesting Let’s get specific here. Let’s say you are a real estate attorney looking to improve your online marketing. The first thing you need to do is determine […]

5 Tips For Litigators to Retain Rigor by Using Lost Profits Experts

A business dispute is complex and often complicated. Pleadings, discovery, trial, and appeal each demand much of a litigator’s time. The use of a lost profits expert could liberate the litigator to plan and perform with rigor and responsiveness by reducing many time demands. A lost profits expert is an experienced accountant, appraiser, or academic […]

Attorneys Take New Steps In Productivity with Treadmill Desks

Between desk jobs, driving and television, attorneys are spending more time on their butts than ever. It’s part of a broader trend: the average American sits for more than eight hours every day. One in three Americans have body mass indexes (BMIs) classified as obese, and new measurements suggest the number of obese may be […]

Lawyers, Use Improv to Reach Your Goals

Productivity to an improviser means communicating quickly and clearly to the audience in a way that elicits a powerful emotional response. In business and law, productivity is achieving the highest level of output (quality product) with the lowest number of input (time/resources). The strategy used by improvisers also works in other forms of productivity. When […]

Innovative, Free, and Disruptive: Introducing Mobile Sync from Fastcase

First things first: the whole team joins me in saying thanks to everyone who voted to name Fastcase for iPhone and iPad the 2011 Legal Productivity App of the Year. It’s really an honor, and we’re thrilled. We originally built our legal research app as a research and development experiment – we wanted to see […]

App of the Week: Replace Paper Rule Books With the Rulebook App

Rulebook is the first app to offer a truly viable replacement to the paper rule books all lawyers buy each year, saving lawyers hundreds of dollars each year. Rulebook does not require an Internet connection in order to read, search, highlight and annotate the various court rules, all of which are available in one app. […]

How to Make Your Emails More Effective

Email is a necessary part of our work lives, but it takes up a lot of our time and our readers’ time. Here are some hints to make your emails more effective. Your readers will appreciate your efforts. First, should you be using email at all? If you are communicating something sensitive or confidential, should […]