April 26, 2019

When you face situations you don’t enjoy or problems you can’t readily solve, it is helpful to shift your perspective. Shifting your perspective can allow you to focus on the good, elevate your mood and bring you to new creative solutions. You shift your perspective by...

April 18, 2019

Some of the most important and time-sensitive emails you receive are court e-filing notifications. Ensure these don’t get lost in an overflowing inbox by setting up a rule to flag these on arrival and even pop up an alert.

Since these notifications are usually from the...

April 12, 2019

With so many different options for organizing your work and life — GTD, Kanban, BuJo, SMART, Agile — it’s easy to get stuck and let things continue as they are. Here’s the thing to remember: The perfect system is the one you use. If you want to eliminate the chaos from...

April 8, 2019

If you only had one project board for your firm, it would be easy to manage your tasks. Just pull the top card from your backlog/to-do column into your in-progress column and get to work (as discussed in Part 2). In reality, most firms will have a dozen or more boards,...

April 4, 2019

“I’m in my 30s and I’m a single, childless associate who has no idea if I will be on partnership track. I have considered dropping out of the law entirely as I’m not sure if I can physically do this anymore. How can I communicate my needs to my firm without sounding li...

April 3, 2019

Get to the Point repeatedly lauds plain language and counsels lawyers to Keep It Simple. But is there ever a reason to purposely defy this maxim?

I’m In the In Crowd

“The BLO lawyer told me the tentative settlement had to be approved by the BCM.”*

“The defense says PD is...

April 1, 2019

If you’re like most lawyers, you just never have enough time in your days and weeks to step back and take the long view of your practice — where it’s going, what’s working well, what’s barely working, and what’s constantly in breakdown. So, because you’re so busy, you...

April 1, 2019

As most readers know, the practice of law is governed state by state, with rules coming from the states’ highest courts. Among the full range of a lawyer’s activities, these rules of professional conduct, commonly known as the ethics rules, govern a lawyer’s business-g...

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