Legal Practice Management Advice From The Dusty Corners Of My Closet

Mixed among my old copies of FPS: Football and Diablo, I came across a few notes on advice I was given during my time as a young lawyer. Stuff I used to jot down, specifically with the intention of someday looking back upon it. Now, with more than a few years of work under my belt, it was fun to see how some of these gems held up (or not) over time. Here’s a few to start – 2 not-so-good, 2 really good.

Why Dropbox Rocks For Law Offices

The following is an excerpt from a post originally appearing on The Mac Lawyer earlier this week entitled “Dropbox is Sweeping the World, So We Integrated Rocket Matter With It” Earlier this year at ABA Techshow, when talking to The Mac Lawyer and TechnoEsq (Finis Price) in the actual flesh, we asked, what, if any […]

The Wrath of Khan – Stantly Using Old-School Time Sheets

Recently, the folks over at Above the Law reported on a staff nastygram that was fired off by a BigLaw partner. Unfortunately, the caricature-like nature of the memo’s condescending tone (that simultaneously made it both humorous and blogworthy) overshadowed what is really an otherwise fair and important message. Marked for distribution to folks who probably […]

Dumpster Day: Make your Law Office a Less Cluttered – And Happier – Place to Work

We’ve been extolling the virtues of David Allen’s GTD® system for years, devoting an entire chapter to it in our e-book, Legal Productivity. However, one of the ingredients in the GTD system that we haven’t mentioned even once is Dumpster Day. Dumpster Day is exactly what you might suspect (unless you’re confusing it with Dumpster […]

The Enormous Psychological Importance of Gratitude

On Thanksgiving, when you find yourself stuffing your face full of massive quantities of turkey, stuffing, and whatever other coma-inducing fare your family whips up for the holiday, consider this: you’re doing your mental state a big favor. As long as you appreciate your food, that is. The simple and natural act of expressing gratitude, […]

How to Remove SEOQuake from Your Chrome Browser

I installed SEOQuake to help with statistics. I’ve found it to only be a distraction, and for the longest time couldn’t figure out how to get rid of it from Chrome, which I prefer to use. Today I figured out how to remove SEOQuake from Chrome and in my glee I feel the need to […]

On World Usability Day, We Recognize Lawyers Need Usable Software

Today is World Usability Day. But, what does Usability mean? And, how does this impact a law firm? The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) provides a good definition of Usability. It defines usability as “The extent to which a product can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction […]