4November, 2016

How to Celebrate Love Your Lawyer Day as a Lawyer

We love lawyers like it’s our job. (It pretty much is.) So we know how to celebrate Love Your Lawyer Day.
Step 1: Make more time for yourself. (Yes. This is actually humanly possible. Read on.)

Heidi recently compiled her best productivity tips into one post. These are easy to implement and seriously effective. Figure out which winning strategies to increase […]

31October, 2016

Winning Strategies to Increase Productivity

We all want to increase productivity. And we don’t have time to waste on strategies with poor ROI.
According to research conducted at Harvard University and published in Science magazine, we spend almost half of our waking hours thinking about something other than what we are currently doing. It’s no wonder that we reach the end […]

6October, 2016

How to Limit Tech Overload

Technology can be great – so great that we find ourselves facing tech overload. Here’s how to limit it.
I love technology. I love new gadgets. I love thinking about how technology can transform the legal profession and how it can help bring legal services to a vastly underserved market. But, as much as I love […]

16August, 2016

A Primer on Law Practice Startup Tech

Law practice startup tech can shape your work-life balance. We saved the best for last in our Startup Questions series!
The first five steps to get moving on your law practice startup tech:

A laptop or tablet is ideal for mobile practitioners, and can serve as a primary computing device. A redundant backup system using external hard drives […]

20July, 2016

Work Planning: How to Use GTD + MIT [Template]

Find out how work planning can improve your time management and organization.

Sam Glover, founder of Lawyerist.com and attorney, joined me on this episode of the Legal Toolkit podcast to talk about time management and organization. One of the many great ideas Sam and I discussed is called “work planning”. Sam describes the concept of work […]

7July, 2016

Are You Ready to Move Your Law Practice to the Cloud?

Everybody’s law practice is in the cloud but yours?

Using the cloud in your practice can provide a plethora of benefits for a law practice, including increased mobility, productivity, and even security. Once you’ve made the decision to move your practice to the cloud, you should approach the move through a series of preparatory steps. Whether […]

30June, 2016

Seize the Day: The Pause That Refreshes

Lawyers have a reputation for being workaholics.  Much of it is deserved.  Even though it’s harder now than ever before to make a living, let’s not kid ourselves: attorneys have been working overtime for a long, long . . . long time.  The ability to work oneself into the ground, in this profession, is (more […]

6May, 2016

Managing Email Attachments with inMailX: Product from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 [Video]

Charity Anastasio, our counterpart at the Washington State Bar’s LOMAP, found inMailX in the exhibit halls of ABA TECHSHOW 2016. We haven’t tried it yet, but if you deal in high volumes of email attachments, it definitely sounds like a product you might want to look into. Charity will tell you more in the video, […]

15April, 2016

Moving to the Cloud: Recap from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 [Video]

Heidi Alexander spoke with fellow panelist + Rocket Matter CEO Larry Port to recap their ABA TECHSHOW session, which also featured Clio’s Jack Newton, on practicing in the cloud. Listen to Larry cover the main highlights, from risk analysis to test-driving software options.

7April, 2016

Webconferencing Session: Recap from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 [Video]

At ABA TECHSHOW 2016, Heidi Alexander presented with Kate Jasaitis on webconferencing options and tips for attorneys to consider in conducting remote client (and other) meetings. After the session, Heidi caught up with audience member and Toronto attorney Peter Aprile for his feedback. Peter blogs at Counter Tax Lawyers, casts pods at Building NewLaw, and […]