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 […]

The Surprising Benefits of Thanksgiving

Sure, Thanksgiving is about spending time with loved ones, watching football, and eating more carbs than a marathoner eats the night before the big race. However, we often forget the most important part of the holiday—actually giving thanks. Showing gratitude, in turn, is good for your health and your business in many ways. Here are […]

Presenting anxiety solutions

Anxious About Presenting?

The fear of public speaking is so great that we fear it more than death. But for lawyers, it’s inescapable – in court, at bar and trade association events, in meetings, addressing clients, the list goes on. The good news is there are tried and true ways to help you prepare and lessen your anxiety. […]

productivity habits

Getting to Productivity

There’s no shortage of tips and practices out there to help turn you into a productivity ninja, including on this blog, but before running the race you have to get to the starting block. Here are five essential habits to get you fit and ready for the productivity sprint. Get at least seven hours of […]