Is the newest edition of The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools: Smart Ways to Work Together the most important legal tech book of the year? My review at LLRX.com explains why.
Growing: Keep Learning Forever
“He that’s not busy being born is busy dying.”
Bob Dylan had it right in his song It’s Alright Ma, I’m Only Bleeding. This is why I try to keep learning and growing. Jeff Rovner‘s Concept Companion is a worthy tool to help.
It’s build on a simple idea: A deck of cards…
Are Physical Offices Dead? A Dissenting View
Lots of people all too willing to pronounce Covid-inspired increase in remote work means offices are dead. We’re all going to be working remotely now nearly all the time now, or at least have the option to do so, right?
Ian Bogost does not agree. Here’s the money quote from his article in The Atlantic…
Presentation Tips: Handling Q & A Sessions
Many, maybe most lawyers are reluctant to give presentations, some because they lack confidence in their ability to handle questions. My article with tips on handling Q & A is is now available at LLRX.com.
Make LinkedIn Work For You–Discount for Students and Young Lawyers
Just noticed: Dennis Kennedy & Allison Shields are running a “back to school” special on the ebook version of Make LinkedIn Work for You, previously recommended here. Great deal at list price, even better at $4.99.
Keeping Fit to Stay Productive
Lawyers sometimes are so busy practicing law and mastering technology that they make the mistake of considering workouts a luxury, something fun. Workouts can and should be that, but they are so much more: A key to productivity.
Jerry Muncy, owner of TypewriterCentral.com, shown here in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is a…
Knowing Who To Know–Tips for Lawyers Getting Things Done In Public Service Organizations
The estimable Mel Scott (who runs a great podcast) asks an interesting question:
What’s the most important thing a lawyer should know when starting a new job?
My tip? Don’t spend all your time sucking up to supervisors & the highest people on your entity’s organization charts. Many times the most valuable people to…
Advanced Legal Research: Ann Long’s Short and Happy Guide
“A Short & Happy Guide to Advanced Legal Research” (West Academic Publishing, 2020) by Ann Walsh Long
Available from Amazon in paperback or Kindle versions, as well as directly from the publisher (paperback and ebook).
Ann Walsh Long has a message for lawyers:
Over the last five years, legal artificial intelligence tools such…
Review of Ann Long’s Short Happy Guide to Advanced Legal Research
This morning’s edition of Attorney at Work features my review of Ann Long’s new book “A Short & Happy Guide to Advanced Legal Research.” It’s a pleasure to draw attention to such a fine book. I’ll be discussing some of Professor Long’s ideas here in future posts.
Put On Your Own Mask First: Importance of Lawyer Self-Care
Matt Timko, our newest NewIdeasLegalTech.com contributor has lots of good ideas on time management. There is another way lawyers can improve their effectiveness:
Take care of their own fitness needs first. The book The Best Lawyer You Can Be: A Guide to Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness, edited by Stewart Levine, addresses…