5 Daily Productivity Practices To Reduce Stress and Get Things Done

We’re asked to to more with less help while putting up with ever increasing interruptions. Throw in rabbit holes like Facebook, Twitter, and BuzzFeed at our fingertips and staying productive has become more challenging than ever. But all is not lost. Take these steps to stay focused, reduce stress, and keep the productivity engine chugging. […]

App of the Week: Springpad – Your New Personal Assistant

Here at Legal Productivity, we sure do love Evernote and Pinterest. But what if we could combine our two loves? We can. Springpad combines the note-taking and organizing abilities of Evernote with the ability to easily “pin” and save webpages, photos, articles, recipes, etc. Springpad is your new “personal assistant.” It can organize your life and increase your […]

Webinar: The Art of Storytelling in Court & Beyond

The world greatest leaders tell stories to convey their points. Do you? In this competitive marketplace attorneys need to story tell more than ever. Stories help make your points more memorable, allow you to connect with juries, increase intake, and win people over. Stories build relationships, they create a visual, making your message resonate and […]

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Structure Your Day To Be More Productive and Enjoy Your Downtime

Ever had moments of downtime when all you could think about was a project or task still waiting to be completed? We all have, and it ruins the precious time when our brain should be relaxing and rejuvenating. Adding structure to your day can help. Last week I wrote about “wasting time” and how it’s […]

Lawyers Going Google: How to Use and Supercharge Gmail and Calendar

Millions of corporations, small businesses, solo lawyers, large and small law firms, and federal, state, and local governments have “gone Google.” They have moved from hosting their own e-mail servers (and in some cases calendars and documents) to using Google’s cloud-based productivity tools – Google Apps. This includes large corporations like Konica Minolta and Jaguar […]

How to Use Trello as a Blog Editorial Calendar

If you blog regularly or manage one, editorial calendars are essential. It helps you develop and deliver useful, varied content on time. It’s especially useful for blogs with multiple authors. There is no shortage of Google spreadsheet templates, WordPress calendar plugins and other tools – many of which I’ve tried and found lacking – for […]

Don't Stress About Wasting Time. Your Brain Could Use The Downtime

Wasting time increases productivity. Paradoxical, but true. It leads to increased creativity, too. In a Scientific American article, Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime, that goes on for a hefty 6,000 words, the author summarizes: “research on naps, meditation, nature walks and the habits of exceptional artists and athletes reveals how mental breaks increase productivity, […]