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 […]

Jury Selection in a Social Media Age

Much has been written on the risk-management side about the potential for sequestration violations by jurors armed with twitter, facebook and the like, as we’ve seen on Law.com and the National Law Review. And, courts have begun to respond with mistrials for tweeting during breaks in trial and contempt charges for post-verdict status updates in […]

Legal Project Management: Fad or Trend?

This week The New York Law Journal featured a great piece, “A Practical Approach to Legal Project Management”, making a compelling argument that LPM is more than a fad, it’s a trend. We completely agree with the authors that downward price pressures on legal services and alternative fees are driving the need for law firms to become more efficient.