7 Things that Law School Never Taught You

Did you love law school? Or did you hate it? Regardless of how you felt about your experience, you will probably agree that law school gave you two things: You got a foundation in the law by studying the basics: constitutional law, contracts, torts, criminal law and procedure, and real property. And you learned how […]

3 Questions That Will Help Your Assistant Help You

Whether you want to accelerate your career growth, grow your practice, improve client service or simply get more accomplished with less stress, your assistant or secretary can be the critical partner you need to achieve your goals.

Great at Multitasking? Why You Need to Stop!

Boy, are you busy. You’re marking up the draft of a brief while at the same time listening to a muted conference call, checking your email and scarfing down a kale salad. Thank goodness you are a great multitasker – you’re getting so much accomplished! Or, perhaps not.

Time Management Doesn’t Work

What are you doing with your time? If you’re like most lawyers: You’re spending it, tracking it, billing it, prioritizing it, bemoaning it, and trying to wrest it into submission. You’re always on the lookout for time management techniques on the theory that there must be something else you can do to be more efficient. […]

What Your Billable Hours Aren’t Telling You

Ask a group of private practice lawyers for a list of their pet peeves and, before long, the subject of billable hours will inevitably arise.  For most lawyers, even many who work on contingency cases and flat-fee matters, billing time is considered a necessary evil. Even if you religiously track time spent on your client […]

6 Time Management Tips for Busy Lawyers

When’s the last time you heard yourself say that you’re overloaded, crazed, or running around like a chicken without a head trying to get everything done? If you’re like many attorneys, you’ve probably declared something similar very recently.   Twenty-four hours per day just doesn’t feel like enough. Do any of these thoughts sound familiar? I […]