How to Get More Done While Working Less

This isn’t about a 4-Hour Work Week. There is no such thing. It’s about having a productive work day. Not a productive work morning-evening-night, but the 8-10 hours that we put in every day at work. And no, it’s also not about about loving or not loving what you do. Sure, it’s a nice concept […]

Dumpster Day: Make your Law Office a Less Cluttered – And Happier – Place to Work

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 Dumpster […]

GTD for Legal: The Weekly Review and Wrap-Up

We hoped you enjoyed our discussion this week of Getting Things Done for Lawyers!  Each day this week, we explored different aspects of GTD, hosted on prominent Legal Blogs.  Below are the links: Day 1: Commencing GTD Week – Getting Things Done for Lawyers Day 2: How and Why a Lawyer Should Implement a GTD […]

GTD for Legal: Do it, defer it, and delegate it; the two minute rule; and organizing your practice

As part of our weeklong legal efficiency-fest, we’re discussing the Getting Things Done productivity system in the context of a law firm.  Each day this week, we’ll write guest posts at prominent legal blogs exploring the system in more detail. Today we’re very excited for a new guest blog experience at Lawyerist, a very progressive […]

Getting Things Done For Lawyers – Commencing GTD Legal Week

I come from the software industry, where David Allen’s Getting Things Done system of “stress-free productivity” is quite popular.  Software types are continually looking for that extra edge in efficiency. GTD related techie blogs such as LifeHacker and 43Folders evolved into major destinations for the productivity obsessed. As we first started studying law offices when creating Rocket Matter, […]

Legal GTD: Mind maps in the law practice

Recently I wrote about my love for mind maps and specifically, the web-based product MindMeister for online collaboration. The topic of mind maps has been explored recently on the SOLOSEZ listserv. Nerino Petro, PMA for the State Bar for Wisconsin, offered some great advice and tidbits: “I’ve found it to be helpful when in meetings […]