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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

7 Ways To Handle Stress and Avoid Attorney Burnout (Infographic)

There’s no getting around it: lawyers are among the most stressed-out people in the country. With long hours and the insane amounts of mental and physical stress that accompany them, it’s no wonder that attorneys may experience extreme job dissatisfaction, poor interpersonal relationships, and also poor health. Since the good folks at Rocket Matter are […]

7 Ways Lawyers Can Handle Stress and Avoid Attorney Burnout

Back in 1990, a study by Johns Hopkins found that lawyers were the most likely occupation to suffer from depression. Add to that some of the highest rates of suicide, alcohol abuse, and divorce (according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and you’ve got yourself a group of individuals who lead less than […]

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10 Practical Meditation Takeaways From "The Anxious Lawyer"

Meditation relieves stress and anxiety, increases focus and productivity, and helps you let go of bad habits. There are other benefits, including the ultimate goal of transforming the way you see yourself and the world. But you already know that or some of it and you’ve yet to start a meditation practice. Is it because […]