Efficiency Is Key to Staying Competitive

Many lawyers remain techno-dinosaurs because they don’t want to invest the time to learn how to use new and more efficient technology. They shortsightedly view an investment in training through the lens of billable hours. They focus on a temporary loss of revenues instead of the future improvements in productivity. Meanwhile they drop farther and farther behind, which only increases their anxiety with regard to technology. Read more…

Not Sure What to Do? Tips for Breaking Through

The holidays are upon us and soon we’ll be launching the New Year. How many of you are vowing to yourself to get client work done more promptly in 2015? Many lawyers struggle with that issue. So many, in fact, that the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct specifically address the issue. Rule 1.3 provides […]

Lists – An Effectiveness Tool for Every Lawyer

“Duh! Tell me something I don’t already know,” you might have said to yourself when you read this headline. I’m sure you already have some kind of list on your desk, on your computer, or on your mobile device right now. And yet, I frequently find myself coaching lawyers about creating and reviewing lists to […]

Don’t Type. Talk.

I’ve previously written here about “Leveraging Dictation Technology to Save Time and Overhead.” I’m a big fan of dictation and I often dictate on my iPhone for emails, texts, searches on Google or a map app and to ask Siri a question. If you do that too, you are already using Nuance speech recognition software […]

Who Will Pinch-Hit for an Injured Solo?

A lawyer client recently posed a question to me about obtaining professional liability insurance. She practiced in a larger firm, and now she wants to start her own solo practice. Solos face some unique issues in obtaining insurance and making disaster contingency plans. Some legal malpractice carriers require a solo to designate an attorney who […]