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, […]
Yesterday in our legal productivity webinar, Dustin Cole mentioned how critical it is for an attorney to find a great lieutenant, to be the first line of defense to filter all communications. A good one can even pare down your email and leave you only the crucial ones to resond to. Kind of a radical idea, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A big thanks to ILTA for including one of our articles in their recently published white paper, Project Management – Ensuring Smooth Navigation. If the idea of project management piques your interest (which it should -it’s a great way to streamline matters and organize your practice), ILTA’s white paper is a great place to start. […]
My friend relayed his “BigLaw” experience to me and it highlighted what is, I believe, something of a paradox in the legal services business. A paradox that relates to some of the LPM deas we’ve been kicking around. I’ll explain.
Join us for “Using Macs in a Law Firm” at the New York City Soho Apple Store. Presented by Rocket Matter®. WHEN: October 27th, 6:30PM.
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.
Duct Tape. That’s what’s holding together law office technology at the typical small firm (metaphorically speaking, that is).