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How Lawyers Should (and Shouldn’t!) Answer Phone Calls

  Early in my solo practice, before I knew anything about building a client-centered law firm, I came up with a brilliant plan. I was tired of getting interrupted by phone calls, so I decided to just send all calls to voicemail and block off time to return them at 10am and 3pm every weekday. […]

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Minimalism in the Legal World: Lawyers Share Their Experiences

  We recently reported that more and more lawyers are incorporating minimalism into their practices these days. Here, lawyers share exactly how they are taking a more minimalist approach…and why: “Research shows that multi-tasking actually leads to a decrease of productivity and creativity. I have found this to be true and have changed the way I work and […]

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Why I’m NOT Quitting Facebook

  Recently, the CEO of Rocket Matter (who just so happens to also be my husband) wrote about the many reasons why he deleted his personal Facebook account. And, I have to admit, I do see his point to some degree. But despite his enthusiasm for no longer being part of the social media giant, […]

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Why I Left Facebook and Never Looked Back

  This month I celebrate seven months Facebook-free. I’m shocked by how I little I miss it.  In fact, I haven’t looked back. Turns out it was one of the most positive moves I made in all of 2018. I had been on the fence about whether to leave Facebook or not, but leaving seemed […]

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Minimalism: Is it Possible in the Legal Profession?

  In 2015, Marie Kondo was named to Time‘s list of “The 100 Most Influential People,” after writing four best-selling books about the art of tidying, including the best-seller, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. That same year, New York Magazine proclaimed, “Marie Kondo will Change Your Life.” Since Kondo brought minimalism to the mainstream, the movement has inspired […]

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Are Headline-Seeking Attorneys a Threat to Ethical Principles? Part 2

  Disclaimer: The following piece reflects the views of the author, not necessarily Rocket Matter or the Legal Productivity staff. In Part 1 of this article, I posed the question of whether attorneys who seem obsessed with getting headlines and trying their case in the court of public opinion are unethical. At first blush, the antics […]

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Are Headline-Seeking Attorneys A Threat to Ethical Principles? Part 1

  Disclaimer: The following piece reflects the views of the author, not necessarily Rocket Matter or the Legal Productivity staff. Most lawyers are familiar with the line from Shakespeare’s Henry VI by Dick the Butcher:  “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” What many people do not know is the line is usually taken out of […]

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Rocket Matter Clients Share Their Best Productivity Tips: Part Two

Recently, some of our clients shared how they use Rocket Matter to boost their firms’ productivity. Now, a few more of our users want to chime in. Here are their best tips and tricks: “We utilize Rocket Matter in a variety of ways to improve productivity, including auto-populating forms’ templates, streamlined multiple Trust Accounts tracking, and […]

Most Challenging Part of Running a Law Firm: Part Two

  We recently asked lawyers about the most challenging aspects of running a law firm. We received lots of responses—so many, in fact, that we decided to run a second article on the subject. Here’s what lawyers had to say: “Running a criminal defense firm is an enormous amount of responsibility. I am responsible for making […]