It’s Friday! Do Your Weekly Review

The GTD Weekly Review is a calendared hour or two you set aside for yourself to organize your life once a week. You close all “open loops”, in other words, you capture everything tugging at your consciousness and put ’em into calendar events, to-do items, or just plain do them. Friday is a great day […]

A Threat to Legal Cloud Computing – Action Needed Before April 9th

North Carolina is working on a Formal Ethics Opinion on legal web-based practice management and time and billing software like Rocket Matter. We are hoping that North Carolina will impose certain minimum standards on cloud-based practice management systems and their SLA/Licensing arrangements to protect all parties involved. However, there is a risk that some of […]

Rocket Matter Design Week: Nuggets of Wisdom from SXSWi

As part of Rocket Matter’s attendance of SXSW, this week we’ll focus on the little-understood and under-appreciated role of design in software. South by Southwest Interactive wrapped up on Tuesday, drawing the leading high-technology design conference to a close. Founding Partner and User Experience Designer Ariel Jatib was in the thick of it, meeting other […]

Rocket Matter Design Week: The Design of Everyday Things

As part of Rocket Matter’s attendance of SXSW, this week we’ll focus on the little-understood and under-appreciated role of design in software. Good software design is a lot more than pretty window dressing:  it has to inform every aspect of software development. A great interface inspires and sometime shocks:  consider the first iMac without a […]

The Pomodoro Technique – Supercharge Your Efficiency + Legal Productivity (Part 1)

Let’s face it: lawyers have to wear a lot of hats. Before you know it, your day can be over and you feel like you’ve gotten nothing accomplished. Like the Getting Things Done personal organizational system, The Pomodoro Technique is popular in technology circles but I haven’t seen a wide discussion of it in Legal. […]

How to Create a Legal Document Scanning System Using a ScanSnap: Part 2 of 2

If you’re like most law firms these days, you’re probably either a) contemplating running a paperless office b) transitioning to a paperless office or c) enjoying the awesomeness of the paperless office. In Part Two of this series, we examine your document scanning “workflow”. A workflow consists of a sequence of connected steps. (Wikipedia) And when […]