Rocket Matter https://www.rocketmatter.com Making the Lives of Lawyers a Whole Lot Easier Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:21:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 A legal podcast featuring business, tech, and all things to make law firms more profitable. The 10 Minute Law Firm Podcast is informative, entertaining, and if you find it absolutely horrible, it will be mercifully over soon. Your host is Larry Port, CEO of Rocket Matter, who has worked with thousands of firms to improve their efficiency and bottom line. Rocket Matter, LLC clean Rocket Matter, LLC info@rocketmatter.com info@rocketmatter.com (Rocket Matter, LLC) Making the Lives of Lawyers a Whole Lot Easier Rocket Matter http://media.blubrry.com/10_minute_law_firm_podcast/content.blubrry.com/10_minute_law_firm_podcast/10_Minute_Law_Firm_Podcast.jpg https://www.rocketmatter.com 77784083 Where Do You Stand? Lawyers Weigh in on the Michelle Carter Suicide Case https://www.rocketmatter.com/in-the-news/michelle-carter-suicide-case/ https://www.rocketmatter.com/in-the-news/michelle-carter-suicide-case/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:14:47 +0000 https://www.rocketmatter.com/?p=24467   Last week, a Massachusetts judge found Michelle Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, who killed himself by inhaling carbon monoxide. Carter had strongly urged Roy to commit suicide via many text messages and a phone conversation. This case has sparked a debate over free speech across the nation, so we asked […]

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Last week, a Massachusetts judge found Michelle Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, who killed himself by inhaling carbon monoxide. Carter had strongly urged Roy to commit suicide via many text messages and a phone conversation. This case has sparked a debate over free speech across the nation, so we asked experts in criminal defense to weigh in with their opinions.

Here’s what they had to say:

“The judicial verdict finding Michelle Carter guilty of manslaughter clearly challenges the viability of the school yard adage ‘sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me.’ The evidence presents Ms. Carter’s only contribution to the sad suicide of Conrad Roy were her texts and spoken words from a distance. Many will agree that her voiced instruction for Mr. Roy to re-enter the poisonous compartment was callous and her failure to contact medical assistance unforgivable, but many respectfully question whether those words and inaction rise to the level of criminality and caused the death of young Mr. Roy. It will be interesting to see how the appellate courts opine on how criminally impactful words may be. Can the pen truly be as deadly as the sword?”  Daniel J. Konieczka, a Criminal Defense attorney in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.

“Michelle Carter had a fair trial by a jury of her peers. The jury has spoken loud and clear, encouraging a person to commit suicide will subject you to criminal penalties including incarceration. Citizens should take the jury’s message very seriously.”  —Michael Petro, a Criminal Defense attorney in Chicago

“This case is very frightening. Essentially this Court has ruled that words via text and phone calls can be a murder weapon.  This expands the law in Massachusetts at least.  Suicide by definition is caused by oneself, not by another.  I do not think the same result would be found in other jurisdictions and ultimately may still be overturned in Massachusetts as Carter’s lawyers are appealing the issue.  However, we do live in a different world today, where social media, Facebook and texting are the norm.  Technology intertwines with every part of our daily life now, and perhaps, this will be the first case of many regulating and ultimately punishing digital behavior in the manslaughter realm.” —Justin Lovely, a Criminal Defense and Injury Law attorney in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

“I believe the conviction is supported by criminal law and is constitutional. Words are not always passive reflections. Words can themselves be active and represent behaviors the same as bodily actions. In response to arguments that this type of conviction infringes upon First Amendment free speech rights, I would argue that this case is more akin to yelling ‘Fire!’ in a movie theater, which is itself an exception to free speech rights. Ms. Carter’s words were intended to motivate harmful behavior on the part of the victim. I think an alternative legal argument for a conviction is that Ms. Carter had a duty to aid the victim and failed to do so. The duty would arise because of her personal relationship with the victim and being responsible for placing him in a situation where he was dangerous to himself.” Melissa Hamilton, JD; PhD, a visiting criminal law scholar at the University of Houston Law Center

“I think just about everyone would agree that Michelle Carter’s behavior was shocking and morally wrong, but it remains difficult to say that she was the actual cause of Conrad Roy’s death. At the end of the day, as the defense argued, only he could make the decision to end his own life. He had attempted to do it before, researched various methods for doing it, and had acquired the tools to do it. The judge’s ruling seems to undermine the idea that we as human beings have free will and the ability to make our own decisions. It also becomes incredibly difficult to draw a dividing line for where criminal lability should attach in a case like this. Does it require multiple commands and encouragement to commit suicide? If so, how many? And could it attach simply from treating someone so horribly that they choose to commit suicide despite no explicit encouragement? Finally, there are real free speech concerns. Courts have always held that certain types of speech are not protected, but this case really pushes the limits.” —Zak Goldstein, a Criminal Defense lawyer practicing in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

“I find it interesting that a person can be found guilty of manslaughter by words alone.  This seems like it could lead to manslaughter charges in a lot of suicide cases where bullying is thought to have been a contributing factor.  I agree that Ms. Carter’s words were morally reprehensible, but it seems like a dangerous precedent to hold her criminally responsible for his actions.  What if a teenager tells a friend he thinks he should go steal something from the store.  He texts him over and over and eventually the friend goes to the store and steals something.  The person who was texting is not going to be charged with retail theft or anything at all.  The ultimate responsibility for the theft lies solely with the teen who actually stole the item.  I fail to see how encouraging someone to commit suicide is any different as far a criminal law.” Amanda Waechter PC, a Criminal Defense attorney in Plainfield, IL

“What is ultimately troubling about the Michelle Carter verdict is a concept at the heart of criminal law. Criminal responsibility always rests on free will. This is not a case of duress; it is a case of encouragement. That may suffice to establish recklessness by Ms. Carter, but it leaves us keenly aware that Conrad Roy easily could have prevented his own death. Because she urged him on, Michelle Carter shares the blame for his tragic suicide, and if she had been prosecuted for aiding or assisting that suicide, the relatively minor punishment that crime usually carries would have seemed a better fit for her culpability. A manslaughter conviction, while legally supportable, feels excessive for words of encouragement.” —Geary Reamey, a criminal law professor at St. Mary’s University School of Law

“I think it’s a dangerous ruling which has significant constitutional implications.  Any lawyer already knows that not every word spoken is protected by the First Amendment (such as the classic shouting ‘Fire!’ in a crowded theater), but this decision elevates the status of a private conversation to that level of “speech as action.”  I think a good analogy to explain why this decision is so troubling would be to consider a person standing at a crosswalk, and a blind person approaches.  The blind person asks whether it is safe to cross.  The other person sees a car coming but tells the blind person it’s safe.  The blind person starts to cross and is struck and killed by the car.  I see no problem charging the other person with a crime, given the clear disregard for the victim’s safety, and the knowledge that the victim was relying on what was being said, to a clear detriment.  This is very different from the Michelle Carter case, where Conrad Roy voluntarily put himself in this dangerous situation.  Ms. Carter may have encouraged him to continue, but Mr. Roy went in with eyes wide open and a full understanding of what the potential consequences could be.” —Glenn Kurtzrock, a Criminal Defense lawyer in Long Island, New York

“This is an extreme and tragic situation with horrific facts for the defendant.  What scares me as as defense attorney is that often times horrific facts are used to create legal opinions that slowly become a slippery slope and are applied harshly to other situations and circumstances where it does not fit.  Traditionally, courts punish individuals for their actions, not for failing to act. In this case, however, there was evidence that indicated that it was more than her simply failing to act.  In fact, she encouraged and pushed the victim to continue to go through with his plans.  While I understand the verdict, I think the judge’s reasoning is troublesome.  At what point does someone have a ‘self-created duty to act’? We must think about what ways this ‘self created duty’ impede on individuals liberties.”  —Scott M. Aaronson, a Criminal Defense and Expungements attorney in Southfield, Michigan

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[Webinar Wrap-Up] Determine if Your Mindset Sets Your Law Firm Up for Success…and How to Fix it if it’s Not https://www.rocketmatter.com/rm-webinars/mindset-law-firm-success/ https://www.rocketmatter.com/rm-webinars/mindset-law-firm-success/#respond Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:05:04 +0000 https://www.rocketmatter.com/?p=24478 In case you missed it (or if you want to see it again!), here are the slides and video from our recent webinar with GlobalMacIT CEO Tom Lambotte — Determine if Your Mindset Sets Your Law Firm Up for Success…and How to Fix it if it’s Not. In this webinar, Tom revealed his Legal Growth […]

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In case you missed it (or if you want to see it again!), here are the slides and video from our recent webinar with GlobalMacIT CEO Tom Lambotte — Determine if Your Mindset Sets Your Law Firm Up for Success…and How to Fix it if it’s Not.

In this webinar, Tom revealed his Legal Growth Mindset Scorecard for law firms. Watch the recording to learn more about the scorecard and what your score means!

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This webinar was recorded on June 21, 2017

Presenter:

Tom Lambotte is the CEO of GlobalMacIT, a national managed service provider providing complete end-to end legal technology services to Mac-based law firms. GlobalMacIT provides leadership and direction to transform law firm operations and boost profits by leveraging technology.

Tom is the author of Hassle Free Mac IT Support for Law Firms and Legal Boost: Big Profits Through an IT Transformation. He also speaks at many national events such as the ABA Techshow and MacTrack Legal.

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Top 9 Challenges Among Small Law Firms (Infographic) https://www.rocketmatter.com/practice-management/top-9-challenges-among-small-law-firms-infographic/ https://www.rocketmatter.com/practice-management/top-9-challenges-among-small-law-firms-infographic/#respond Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:07:19 +0000 https://www.rocketmatter.com/?p=24474 Thomson Reuters recently released their State of U.S. Small Law Firms Study Report. The study polled more than 300 solos and small firms (under 30 employees) and asked firm leaders to share the challenges they face in building a successful law practice. We’ve taken the top nine challenges that were reported and created this easy-to-read […]

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Thomson Reuters recently released their State of U.S. Small Law Firms Study Report. The study polled more than 300 solos and small firms (under 30 employees) and asked firm leaders to share the challenges they face in building a successful law practice. We’ve taken the top nine challenges that were reported and created this easy-to-read infographic for your consumption. Does your small firm struggle with these challenges?

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Top 9 Challenges Among Small Law Firms (Infographic)

Top 9 Challenges Among Small Law Firms (Infographic)

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Shelter Animals of the Week: Bob Dylan and Flower https://www.rocketmatter.com/shelter-pets/shelter-pets-of-the-week-bob-dylan-and-flower/ https://www.rocketmatter.com/shelter-pets/shelter-pets-of-the-week-bob-dylan-and-flower/#respond Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:20:13 +0000 https://www.rocketmatter.com/?p=24457   It’s no secret we love animals here at Rocket Matter. Collectively, we have given many dogs, cats, bunnies, a turtle, a bird, and even a boa constrictor a home. However, we know not all animals are so lucky. Millions of loving creatures are living in shelters, often lacking attention, love, and care. That’s why we want […]

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Shelter Animals of the Week

 

It’s no secret we love animals here at Rocket Matter. Collectively, we have given many dogs, cats, bunnies, a turtle, a bird, and even a boa constrictor a home. However, we know not all animals are so lucky. Millions of loving creatures are living in shelters, often lacking attention, love, and care. That’s why we want to help get the word out about shelter pets each week.

This week’s shelter pets:

Bob Dylan, a domestic short-haired kitten available at Best Friends Animal Society in Salt Lake City.

Bob Dylan- Rocket Matter Shelter Animal of the Week

 

Not to be outdone in the ear department, there’s also Flower, a Chihuahua mix available at Animal House  in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Flower- Rocket Matter Shelter Animal of the Week

 

Here’s what the website has to say about this pretty girl:
Flower is a three year old Chihuahua mix who was recently found stray locally in Fort Collins prior to her transfer to Animal House. She is a shy girl who needs a patient and adult-only home to help her come out of her shell. Flower is a sweet heart and loves to sit in laps once she gets comfortable with you! She likes yummy treats and soft snuggles. Flower would love to be your next lap dog and will thrive in a home ready to help her build confidence.

 

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It’s That Time of Year…the Annual Florida Bar Convention has Begun! https://www.rocketmatter.com/company-news/annual-florida-bar-convention-has-begun/ https://www.rocketmatter.com/company-news/annual-florida-bar-convention-has-begun/#respond Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:19:33 +0000 https://www.rocketmatter.com/?p=24445   Today marks the first day of the 67th Annual Florida Bar Convention! Lawyers, judges, and companies they work with such as Rocket Matter are flocking to the Boca Raton Resort & Club for what should be a beautiful few days (shockingly not much rain in the forecast for South Florida!) Attending the Annual Convention is a great […]

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2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention

 

Today marks the first day of the 67th Annual Florida Bar Convention! Lawyers, judges, and companies they work with such as Rocket Matter are flocking to the Boca Raton Resort & Club for what should be a beautiful few days (shockingly not much rain in the forecast for South Florida!) Attending the Annual Convention is a great way to network, catch up with friends, and learn about the latest in technology, security, and more. There will also be tons of CLE opportunities and, of course, after hours events.

Stop by the Rocket Matter booth and say hello to the team (we’re located just to the right of registration). We’re also bringing along some awesome reps from our payment processing partner, LexCharge.

 

Chat with us about how Rocket Matter’s legal practice management solution and LexCharge can help boost your firm’s revenues!

We have some great swag…including fidget spinners! We’ll also have daily raffles for prizes including an Amazon Echo Dot and the much-hyped LegalBoard keyboard for lawyers. Don’t miss out! (Seriously, hurry on over to the booth if you want a fidget spinner! They’re going fast!)

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Rocket Matter Launches The “10 Minute Law Firm Podcast” https://www.rocketmatter.com/podcast/10-minute-law-firm-podcast/ https://www.rocketmatter.com/podcast/10-minute-law-firm-podcast/#respond Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:40:33 +0000 https://www.rocketmatter.com/?p=24432   Today, we’re happy to announce the launch of 10 Minute Law Firm Podcast.  While we have always published printed word and webinar content, we will now release episodes of our own legal podcast on legal business topics every week. The 10 Minute Law Firm Podcast is available for subscription on iTunes here. We’ll also […]

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Rocket Matter- 10 Minute Law Firm Podcast (legal podcast)

 

Today, we’re happy to announce the launch of 10 Minute Law Firm Podcast.  While we have always published printed word and webinar content, we will now release episodes of our own legal podcast on legal business topics every week.

The 10 Minute Law Firm Podcast is available for subscription on iTunes here. We’ll also post new episodes right here on our blog!

We have built a following of tens of thousands of business-minded lawyers since the launch of our Legal Productivity blog in 2009.  The 10 Minute Law Firm Podcast will follow in this tradition of advising lawyers to build profits and streamline workflows with time-tested business advice and technology-enabled efficiencies.

The 10 Minute Law Firm Podcast will be fun, informative, and brief. As our CEO, Larry Port, put it, “There are a lot of brilliant people out there helping law firms run better practices, and they have excellent advice to give. This podcast gives you quick, easy access to such advice.”

Each episode will feature an interview with a cutting-edge thought leader covering a particular business focus.  Initial episodes, for example, will focus on new Apple computer hardware, how to get up and running with credit cards, and cybersecurity.  The episodes will be limited to 10-minutes in length to accommodate the shortest of commutes and attention spans.

Please be sure to rate and review the podcast on iTunes so we can keep creating great content that you want to hear!

Take a listen to episode #1, starring GlobalMacIT CEO, Tom Lambotte!

 

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Improve Your Productivity by Reducing Pain Points https://www.rocketmatter.com/practice-management/improve-your-productivity-by-reducing-pain-points/ https://www.rocketmatter.com/practice-management/improve-your-productivity-by-reducing-pain-points/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:39:06 +0000 https://www.rocketmatter.com/?p=24422   Consider your daily struggles and what you could accomplish if you minimized them. That is what productivity looks like for you. So when you’re evaluating new productivity software, you must make sure that it fits your purpose. To critically evaluate technology offerings, ask: Does nearly everyone need to use this program most of the time for […]

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Improve Your Productivity by Reducing Pain Points

 

Consider your daily struggles and what you could accomplish if you minimized them. That is what productivity looks like for you. So when you’re evaluating new productivity software, you must make sure that it fits your purpose. To critically evaluate technology offerings, ask:

  • Does nearly everyone need to use this program most of the time for it to be cost-effective?
  • Is this program or process wildly different from what you already do?
  • Does this program require extensive training for it to be useful?

The right fit for you will address your daily pain points with minimal disruption. Most lawyers identify writing, billing and collecting, matter and relationship management, and attracting new clients as areas where they could work more effectively.

Here are tips and tech tools for each of those areas that meet the above test:

1.   Writing
Write, edit, and proofread better and faster with PerfectIt and WordRake. These programs will cut down your editing and proofreading time and allow you to spend more time on substance. Substantive work is more valuable to clients and more fulfilling for lawyers.

2.   Billing and Collecting
Spend less time recording time, migrating data, and managing billing by using Rocket Matter, which integrates with QuickBooks. Make collecting easier by allowing clients to pay via credit card through LexCharge. Billing, payment, and accounting should all work together so that you avoid duplicating effort and introducing mistakes. Integrations with products such as Rocket Matter and LexCharge can be key to getting exactly what you want without the extra work and frustration.

3.   Client Relationship Management
Phone calls can be disruptive, but they are often the first way that new clients will contact you. Keep your flow by outsourcing calls to a virtual receptionist. This simple change to how you work will increase the effectiveness of all your other efforts. Try Ruby Receptionists, which integrates with two practice management platforms and with a client relationship management platform. It simply improves the client intake process overall.

4.   Practice Management
Your practice management software should work the way that you do. It should reflect your thinking, priorities, and process, and integrate with the programs that you use. If billing and collecting is your main problem, then pick a platform that prioritizes solving that problem. If document management or calendaring are your biggest challenges, select a platform that prioritizes those solutions. (Or, better yet, choose one that does both!)

See for Yourself

Don’t just take my word for it. Test out each of these programs by talking to representatives from the companies about the following:

  • Price: How much does the program cost? Are there discounts?
  • Proof: Who else is using the program? Are there customer testimonials? Are there free trials?
  • Predictability: How easy is it to learn? Will it cause disruption?
  • Pain Points: What problem does it solve? Is it one that matters to you? Is it a problem that you experience daily?
  • Permanency: How long has it been on the market? What is the outlook?

These five factors are an integral part of the evaluation process and will help you choose the right technology for you. The answers to the questions should make you feel confident that your choice will make you more productive in your legal practice.

About the Author
Ivy Grey is the author of American Legal Style for PerfectIt, which is a proofreading and editing program for lawyers that runs inside of MS Word. It adds polish, reduces frustration, and saves non-billable time. Ms. Grey is also a Senior Attorney at Griffin Hamersky LLP. She’s been named as a Rising Star in the New York Metro Area three years in a row, and her significant representations include In re AMR Corp. (American Airlines), In re Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, In re Eastman Kodak Company, and In re Nortel Networks Inc.

 

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Why Law Firms Benefit from Combining AFA’s with Electronic Payment Processing https://www.rocketmatter.com/legal-billing/law-firms-benefit-combining-afas-electronic-payment-processing/ https://www.rocketmatter.com/legal-billing/law-firms-benefit-combining-afas-electronic-payment-processing/#respond Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:56:29 +0000 https://www.rocketmatter.com/?p=24409 AFA’s are a great alternative to traditional legal billing. However, if you’re ultimately collecting money inefficiently, all of your good intentions can fall flat. Consider what most firms do, regardless of billing structure: They print bills.  Fold them.  Label envelopes.  Stuff the invoices into envelopes.  Buy stamps.  Stamp the envelopes.  Send the invoices. Then they […]

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AFA’s are a great alternative to traditional legal billing. However, if you’re ultimately collecting money inefficiently, all of your good intentions can fall flat.

Consider what most firms do, regardless of billing structure: They print bills.  Fold them.  Label envelopes.  Stuff the invoices into envelopes.  Buy stamps.  Stamp the envelopes.  Send the invoices.

Then they wait…and wait. Eventually a paper check arrives in the mail, which someone deposits into a bank account along with all the corresponding ledger entries.

Imagine if this was all automated.  And imagine if you kept clients’ credit card or bank account information securely on file.  Not only would most of your clients prefer to pay without a paper check, but processing payments would be so much easier.

If you’re in the mindset that you need to update your billing practices anyhow, now’s a good time to think about getting your collections side right.  Most law firms really lose out on efficiency here.

In terms of bringing more money into your firm, it’s not just the shift away from billable time that matters—it’s getting more money in the door earlier that will really make a difference to your bottom line and your cash flow (see our article “The Single Most Critical Piece of Business Advice New Law Firms Need to Know”).

Electronic billing eliminates most of this waste.  Instead of printing and sending paper invoices, you send your bills over email.  Online payment allows your clients to type in credit card or bank account information, ensuring quick payment.  Not only are you eliminating a ton of busy work that is error prone and gobbles up tons of time, but you’re also shortening your cash collection cycle.

Electronic billing can take several forms, the most basic of which is sending an invoice with a link to a payment page.  More sophisticated options, like those provided by Rocket Matter, allow you to support AFA’s through payment plans or recurring billing.

Our advice:  If you’re exploring implementing changes to your billing practices, including AFA’s, make sure you know how you’re going to bill and collect for them as part of your due diligence.

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Top Five Ways to Make Working in the Summer More Enjoyable https://www.rocketmatter.com/attorney-wellness/top-five-ways-to-make-working-in-the-summer-more-enjoyable/ https://www.rocketmatter.com/attorney-wellness/top-five-ways-to-make-working-in-the-summer-more-enjoyable/#respond Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:41:37 +0000 https://www.rocketmatter.com/?p=24384   Sure, we’re all adults now, but there’s still something in us that longs for the days when “summer” meant sleeping late, lazy days by the pool, and hanging with friends. Well, of course, most professions don’t allow for a three-month hiatus from June through August. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a bit […]

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Sure, we’re all adults now, but there’s still something in us that longs for the days when “summer” meant sleeping late, lazy days by the pool, and hanging with friends. Well, of course, most professions don’t allow for a three-month hiatus from June through August. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a bit more fun (and relaxation.)

Here are some ways to do just that this summer:

Give extra time off. Designate the Fridays before July 4th and Labor Day half-days. And let people choose, say, three of four other Fridays they can leave a little early. It’s only a few hours here and there, but it makes a huge difference—it’s no secret that taking time off from work makes people more productive. So  it’s a win-win.

Celebrate the weekend. Yes, we’ve all accepted the fact that we’re no longer have true summer vacations like we did when we were in school. However, we can still get excited when it’s Friday and you’re so close to really enjoy the summer all weekend long.  One office I worked in had margarita parties every Friday, but that was in New York City where no one was driving home from work. Sure, some offices will have to be sans alcohol, but afternoon ice cream parties go over well, too.

Make it casual. Of course, if your workplace is formal–suits and dresses— this will be easier said than done. But consider taking it down a notch this summer. If men wear suits to the office, for instance, let them wear polo shirts and khakis instead (at least on Fridays.) Or take a cue from  Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, and let employees wear whatever they want.

Get outside. Have a meeting with some colleagues? Take it to a local park. Business lunch? Ask for an outdoor table. With cloud-based practice management software such as Rocket Matter, you can really work from anywhere with Internet connection. So get outside! (Of course, if you live in Florida, Texas, or Las Vegas, you’ll probably want to stay inside with the AC on full-blast.)

Plan get-togethers. Summertime brings baseball games, outdoor concerts, days at the pool and the beach. Why not do it together? Planning activities outside the office is not only fun, but it also helps with team-building. And who wouldn’t want a stronger, more cohesive team? Movies are also always a good option. You’ve got War for the Planet of the Apes and Spider-Man: Homecoming coming out next month. Just don’t make the outing a guys or girls-only type of event. Apparently, a movie theater was recently sued when they hosted a woman-only Wonder Woman screening. So this summer, let’s include everyone!

 

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Shelter Pets of the Week: Matti and Tommy https://www.rocketmatter.com/attorney-wellness/shelter-pets-of-the-week-matti-and-tommy/ https://www.rocketmatter.com/attorney-wellness/shelter-pets-of-the-week-matti-and-tommy/#respond Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:26:11 +0000 https://www.rocketmatter.com/?p=24174   It’s no secret we love animals here at Rocket Matter. Collectively, we have given many dogs, cats, bunnies, a turtle, a bird, and even a boa constrictor a home. However, we know not all animals are so lucky. Millions of loving creatures are living in shelters, often lacking attention, love, and care. That’s why we want […]

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Shelter Animals of the Week

 

It’s no secret we love animals here at Rocket Matter. Collectively, we have given many dogs, cats, bunnies, a turtle, a bird, and even a boa constrictor a home. However, we know not all animals are so lucky. Millions of loving creatures are living in shelters, often lacking attention, love, and care. That’s why we want to help get the word out about shelter pets each week.

This week’s shelter pets:

Matti, a 2-month-old female Pit Bull Terrier, available at the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

Rocket Matter shelter pet of the week- Matti

 

Here’s what they have to say about Matti:
I am a 2-month old pit-bull mix puppy who is looking for my new home! I am very rambunctious and have A LOT of energy and will need an active family to keep me well stimulated and exercised. I need to work on my manners (including house-breaking) and can be quite jumpy and mouthy – sometimes I can nibble quite hard and will need to learn not to chew on hands! For this reason I would not do well with young children (under 10 years old). I also can be very vocal and may do better in a home rather than an apartment where neighbors might complain. I ideally should go home to another dog that can help me become socialized and learn to behave around other dogs. I will definitely need obedience classes, which are conveniently offered ARL Boston for a discounted rate for adopters! If you are interested in learning more about me, please stop by the Adoption Center today!

Matti will be spayed and vaccinated prior to going home. Her adoption fee is $450.

The Animal Rescue League of Boston has another cutie up for adoption: Tommy, a 2-year-old male domestic shorthair tabby.

Rocket Matter shelter pet of the week: Tommy

 

Tommy is a bold and handsome 2-year-old man looking for a cat savvy home. He came to us from another rescue where he was around a lot of other cats, and has shown great interest in cats while in our shelter, so he would probably do well going to a home with another cat. Though he could live with another cat, he should go to a home without any dogs. He is what we call a high arousal cat. He enjoys petting, and like most cats, will display affection when they want something (like food) but there are times when Tommy can give you a funny look and box you with his paw because it is his method of play. If you are interested in meeting him, we will show you this behavior so you are knowledgeable about his mannerisms. He is assertive and should go to an owner experienced with cats having behavioral quirks.

It is expected that Tommy may hide initially when he moves to a new home, until he acclimates, as this is the behavior he displayed at the shelter.

Tommy is neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped, and ready to go home.

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