Legal Productivity Q&A Video Series

Is Blogging Dead?

This is the latest edition in our quick-and-practical Q&A style videos. Questions come from social channels, keyword analysis, and readers of this blog. A transcript accompanies each video. Is Blogging Dead? on Vimeo. The question is: “Is blogging dead?”. The answer is “absolutely not.” Blogging is not what it was for people in 2006 and […]

Finding a Lawyer: Google Search vs. Social Media

This is the story of how one person used Google and social media to find a lawyer. A year after using Google to find a lawyer, a disenchanted friend asked if I could recommend another lawyer. She came to me because of my long history working in the legal profession. Naturally, I didn’t know anyone […]

Working Remotely: Managing Solitude

This series on “Working Remotely” is inspired by “Remote,” the book by the 37Signals guys, and by my own experience working remotely for many years. Working remotely has many benefits as we’ve discussed in this series. It can also be lonely. If you’re working from home, it’s you, the computer and the four walls. Contrast […]

App of the Week: Microsoft Office – Now Available for iPad

Being productive on the go just got a whole lot easier. Earlier this week, Microsoft released their Office suite of apps specifically for the iPad. Though the collection of apps normally come bundled together for the PC and iPhone, you’ll have to download and install Word, PowerPoint, and Excel separately onto your iPad. Each of […]

Thoughts on Judges, Lawyers, and Social Media During My Jury Service

Jury service rarely occurs at a convenient time, but after serving you experience a groundswell of civic pride and respect for the judicial process. That process includes instructions from the judge to not discuss or research the case or the participants – with friends, family…and on social media. No amount of learning and training prepares […]

9 Social Media Considerations for Lawyers

We get it. Social media is not something most lawyers think about every day. But social media can make or break almost any type of litigation or matter your clients may have. Family law, employment disputes, criminal matters, and a whole range of intellectual property and business disputes now turn on social media and website […]

App of the Week: 30/30 – Simple Task Management

Here at Rocket Matter, we have seen the upside and downside to multitasking. While we have the ability to switch between tasks, we do not have the ability to attend to all of them effectively. Kick your multitasking habit to the curb with 30/30, the simple task management app from Binary Hammer. We’ve featured the […]

evernote for conferences

Use Evernote for a Rewarding Conference Experience

You can use Evernote to take meeting notes, record ideas, manage to-do lists and store or track just about any information at home or work. You can also use it to make your conference attendance more meaningful and productive. Here’s how: Conference logistics – Don’t scramble to find your flight information, hotel address, and conference […]