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: Document Management That Helps Your Lawyers

  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 […]

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 […]