Top Five Ways to Avoid Stress in the Legal Profession

  As we’ve covered extensively in our series on depression and substance abuse, lawyers fight these issues more than most other professions. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.  Finding ways to manage the stress and establish work/life balance, according to Caitlin Hoff, Health and Safety Investigator at Consumer Safety.org,  is key for lawyers to avoid […]

Best Swag at ABA TECHSHOW 2018 (Hint: It’s Not the Puppies)

Well, ABA TECHSHOW is well underway this year. Sessions are great, everyone is mingling and networking, and the exhibit hall is full of energy. So you know what that means? It’s time for a roundup up the best swag of the show! But…where are the puppies? There are NO puppies. Trust me, we’ve looked. They […]

Rocket Matter Now Integrates with Smith.ai’s Virtual Receptionists

  Remember when Bob Ambrogi named the greatest challenges faced by small law firms back in 2016? Those same issues—controlling costs, reducing administrative burdens, acquiring new clients, and more—are still preventing many boutique practices and solo attorneys from achieving their full potential. Just last month, we cited lawyers whose struggles continue to include: “Finding excellent […]

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Legal Freedom Fighter Series: Tania R. Schmidt-Alpers

  We’ve seen it repeatedly throughout our history: When people’s rights are threatened, it’s the lawyers who step up to the plate. Some are true Freedom Fighters, and they deserve special recognition. That’s why each month, we will feature lawyers who are really making a difference. Today, we are proud to feature Tania R. Schmidt-Alpers. Tania R. Schmidt-Alpers is […]

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How to Keep Teams Productive Across the Vast Web

  The paradigm for work teams has changed. Co-workers don’t necessarily sit in offices right next to each other. In fact, they might not even be in the same state—many teams work across the country and sometimes, the globe. This distribution of the labor forces has significant benefits but also raises new challenges. Specifically, ensuring productivity […]

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Four Easy Ways Lawyers Can Make 2018 Their Most Holistic Year Ever

  If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to live a healthier lifestyle, you’re not alone. Eating healthier and exercising typically tops the list for most people. However, it’s important that you pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health. They are equally essential, yet people tend to mostly focus on the physical—they aim to, say, lose […]