top ten blog posts of 2017


It was a groundbreaking year for Legal Productivity. We produced a lot of content that we are proud of, and apparently people took notice. Our number of subscribers skyrocketed. And the ABA Journal included Rocket Matter’s Legal Productivity blog in their Web 100. They dubbed Legal Productivity one of the “Best law blogs” around.

It turns out that the stories that resonate with our readers really run the gamut.

Here are the top ten posts of 2017:

Why Game of Thrones Really Needs Lawyers: This was not only our most popular post of 2017, it was also the most fun to write. If you missed it the first time around, it’s definitely worth a read.

A Member of Our Legal Community Fights Friedreich’s Ataxia: Lawyer Randy Juip and his wife Maureen have two children afflicted with a degenerative neuromuscular disorder called Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA). Read about their inspiring experience and how you can help.

iPad for Lawyers: The Best Apps for Note Taking:  Apple consultant and Rocket Matter Certified Expert Terry Jarrell offers his expert opinion on the top three  note-taking apps on the market.

Is there a “Casting Couch” in the Legal Industry? Four Women Share Their Stories: Turns out sexual harassment is not just rampant in the entertainment and media industries. There are plenty of people like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey in the legal industry as well. Here, four women share their stories.

Legal Freedom Fighter Series: Emily Benfer: Each month we feature a lawyer who is really making a difference in the world. Emily Benfer is one of these heroes. Read about her incredible work.

Where Do You Stand? Lawyers Weigh in on the Michelle Carter Suicide Case: Michelle Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter of her boyfriend because she urged him to commit suicide. The case sparked a debate over free speech across the nation, so we asked experts in criminal defense to weigh in with their opinions.

Anatomy of a Perfect Business Email (Infographic): Want to write effective emails that actually get recipients to respond? Then you’ve gotta see this infographic. It’s THAT helpful.

Productivity Tips for Lawyers Who Want to Get Home for Dinner  Trial attorney and litigator Maria-Vittoria Carminati shares four tips that will really help your become more productive.

Marketing Tips from Ten Successful Lawyers: Marketing is an essential part of running a law firm. Here, lawyers share their best marketing tips and suggestions.

iPad Tips and Tricks: Three Ways to Save Time and Be More Productive: Terry Jarrell shares the  tricks of the trade that will really help you best use your iPad and maximize the amount of work you can get done.