minimalism

Minimalism in the Legal World: Lawyers Share Their Experiences

  We recently reported that more and more lawyers are incorporating minimalism into their practices these days. Here, lawyers share exactly how they are taking a more minimalist approach…and why: “Research shows that multi-tasking actually leads to a decrease of productivity and creativity. I have found this to be true and have changed the way I work and […]

minimalism

Minimalism: Is it Possible in the Legal Profession?

  In 2015, Marie Kondo was named to Time‘s list of “The 100 Most Influential People,” after writing four best-selling books about the art of tidying, including the best-seller, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. That same year, New York Magazine proclaimed, “Marie Kondo will Change Your Life.” Since Kondo brought minimalism to the mainstream, the movement has inspired […]

attention-seeking attorneys

Are Headline-Seeking Attorneys a Threat to Ethical Principles? Part 2

  Disclaimer: The following piece reflects the views of the author, not necessarily Rocket Matter or the Legal Productivity staff. In Part 1 of this article, I posed the question of whether attorneys who seem obsessed with getting headlines and trying their case in the court of public opinion are unethical. At first blush, the antics […]

eating disorders in the legal industry

Why Lawyers Need to Start Talking About Mental Health’s No. 1 Killer

  I suppose when you’ve been in the eating disorders arena for more than a decade as I have, it should not be surprising when those involved in the general mental health conversation fail to mention such insidious and life-threatening diseases as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.  After all, even though eating disorders […]

blockchain

Blockchain and its Impact on the Legal Industry

  Many experts say that the blockchain revolution is in full swing. Google search requests for the keyword “blockchain” have skyrocketed, cryptocurrency—blockchain’s most well-known tool—was the focus of a public discussion held by the U.S. Senate, and about a dozen companies have added blockchain to their name earlier this year and, in turn, saw their share prices […]

Best TV Shows to Binge Watch in 2018? Lawyers Share Their Favorites

  We are lucky to live in what’s been dubbed “the Golden Age of Television.” There are just so many networks putting out so many outstanding shows. It can actually be quite overwhelming trying to decide what to watch, and the trick is figuring out which of the hundreds of shows out there are the […]

Lawyers Share How They Take Vacations: Part Two

  Vacations and downtime are critical to staying mentally healthy—especially for lawyers. Of course, that’s not always easy. We recently ran a piece on how lawyers actually find time to get away, and we got such a tremendous response to the piece, that we’ve decided to share even more of their tips. Bottom line as we head […]

project management

Lawyers Share How Project Management Techniques Help Their Firms

Project management, when well executed, greatly improves client service and increases law firm profitability. That’s why Rocket Matter released Rocket Project Management earlier this year, a powerful workflow management platform that integrates with Rocket Matter’s case management platform.

summer reads for lawyers

Summer Reads: Lawyers Share Their Top Picks

  Ah, the summer! It’s time to relax a little (yes, that’s even possible for lawyers). For a lot of people, that might mean actually kicking back and reading a book. We asked lawyers what’s at the top of their reading list this summer. Here’s what they had to say: “I would recommend reading Seven Brief […]

vacation

Vacation Time! Lawyers Share How They Actually Get Away From the Office

  Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and this year, according to the American Automobile Association, more than 41.5 million Americans will kick off the season by traveling this long weekend. However, getting away is easier said than done. So we asked lawyers how they carve out vacation time while keeping their practices running. […]