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Five Ways to be a Happier Lawyer

You went to school for three extra years and racked up over 100k in student loan debt to become a lawyer. So why aren’t you happy? According to a recent poll, 52% of practicing lawyers describe themselves as unsatisfied. Lawyers also have the highest risk of depression and suicide out of all professions.  Luckily, there […]

Why Running a 5K at ABA TECHSHOW Might Change Your Life

The ABA TECHSHOW is right around the corner, and this year there’s some good news for fitness buffs: On March 17th, Rocket Matter and Ruby Receptionists are co-hosting the first-ever ABA TECHSHOW 5K.  We’re meeting in the lobby of the Chicago Hilton at 7 a.m. You can walk or run past Grant Park, Soldier Field, and the Shedd […]

Five Ways Lawyers Can Have Fun at Work (Yes, it's Possible!)

It’s no secret that practicing law can be tough. It can be stressful. It can certainly play with your emotions. But no one ever said that coming to work can’t be fun, too. I’ve worked at various companies, and my co-workers and I have always taken our jobs very seriously. However, we also realized that at […]

Top Five Reasons You Should Play Nice with Opposing Counsel

The field of law isn’t known for participation trophies or warm hugs, but there are some good reasons why you should make an extra effort to practice kindness in a profession where adversarialism is the name of the game. Here are five reasons why you should be nice to opposing counsel:   Being rude is against the […]

ABA TECHSHOW 5K

Start Training for ABA TECHSHOW’s Inaugural 5K

ABA TECHSHOW will feature its first-ever 5K run/walk on Friday, March 17th, departing from the lobby of the Chicago Hilton and passing some of Chicago’s most famous sites on the lakefront.  The event is co-sponsored by Rocket Matter and Ruby Receptionists, two leading legal technology companies committed to fitness. Participants will get a free headband […]

Why every lawyer needs a work spouse

Three Reasons Why All Lawyers Need a Work Spouse

We all have one. And if we don’t have one, we crave one. It’s that special person at work that just “gets you.” The one that you dish all your complaints to and share all your accomplishments with. I’m talking about your work spouse, and it’s one of the most meaningful relationships you’ll ever have […]

exercise for lawyers

Forget the Excuses: 5 Ways Lawyers Can Fit in Exercise

Exercise is important for everyone, but it might be particularly crucial for lawyers. Lawyers are almost four times more likely to suffer from depression than the general population.  Also, the profession tends to have higher suicide rates, while drug and alcohol abuse is rampant. In other words, if there ever were an occupation that should require […]

Five Ways Lawyers Can Turn Around a Bad Day

Five Ways Lawyers Can Turn Around a Bad Day

  We’ve all been there. Maybe you got stuck in traffic on your way to work, one of your motions was denied, and then a client sent you a nasty email. Maybe the news about politics is getting you down. Or maybe you just woke up feeling blue for no particular reason. Whatever it is, you’re […]

The Best New Year's Resolutions for Lawyers in 2017

It’s that time of year again! Here are some great resolutions for lawyers that will make you healthier and happier and your firm more successful. What a great way to start 2017. Happy New Year! Take Care of Yourself You’ve probably heard that there’s more depression in the legal field than in any other. In […]

Affordable Gifts For Legal Productivity Geeks – 2016 Edition

  It’s that time of year again, and we have a bunch of awesome, affordable gift ideas for fun-loving lawyers, legal professionals and productivity geeks. We’ve spent more time (and fun, since as Maslow notes, Almost all creativity involves purposeful play) than we care to admit compiling this list. The items on this list run […]