Lack of cost certainty has to be one of the leading reasons why we don’t use more legal services. I can’t prove it, but I’ve always suspected there is a heck of a lot of potential legal work out there that doesn’t end up on lawyer laptops solely because of the absence of a fixed […]
Spinning the Law: Trying Cases in the Court of Public Opinion Host: Kendall Coffey, Coffey Burlington (Miami, Florida) When: Friday, January 28th at 12PM EST CLE Accreditation available in Florida Price: FREE Description: We’re completely stoked for this one! Former Southern District of Florida U.S. Attorney Kendall Coffey represented Al Gore in the 2000 election recount and […]
First of all, business lawyers rock. They’re among the sharpest thinking professionals in business, routinely pulling together complex deal structures, making sense out of rules and regulations, and giving great general business advice to clients. (Disclosure: Yes I’m biased, I started my career as a business lawyer.) Since leaving law for the tech world I’ve […]
Getting organized is a major key to stress management. So is regular exercise. But if you suspect you’re battling something greater, if you’ve done what you’re supposed to do and still the day starts and ends with gloom, take a look at the Lawyers with Depression site to see if it hits home, and consider seeing your doctor.
When you have a live, breathing, belching machine of a law firm, it’s tough to step back and take a look and come up with suggested adjustments to your operations, much less execute on your observations.
As the obsessive consumer of productivity and self-help literature that I am, I’ve decided to share with everyone the main recurring theme I read over and over again. It’s a short list….
At this time of year it seems like everyone has a “bad customer service” story. I get to mix it up a little and report a really good one. The guys at the Apple store in Boca Raton, Florida – Steve (manager) and David K. (“Genius”) in particular – really helped us out. It was […]
In one instance, Nasa blamed the loss of the Columbia, in part, due to critical information buried in a horrendous PowerPoint presentation.
Time is precious, and when you engage in your activities, whether work or other, productivity is increased and stress is reduced if you have the capatility of completely immersing yourself in whatever you’re doing. This state of happy productivity was termed “Flow” by a psychologist named Mihaly Csikszentmihaly (pronounced “JONES”). Flow is “a state of […]
We’re happy so see others raising awareness about some of the truly great operatinal techniques Agile brings to the table. Readers of this blog know of our enthusiasm for The Daily Standup and Retrospective meetings, both of which we discuss in our free e-book Legal Productivity and originate in Agile.