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What’s Your Most Productive Time of Day?

There's a fascinating view among some lawyers that they can simply be productive for extended periods of the work day. They are wrong. The stark reality...

Agility lets you be more productive

With all the talk of focus and how to be more productive it would be easy to think that your legal career will go smoothly...

Productivity versus Meetings – who will win?

One of the things that is truly irritating is where productivity gets stifled because of constant meetings and indecision.  So if we're going to...

Be More Productive at Work by Doing Less

You have a problem with productivity.  I know you do, because everyone does.  Everyone with a job wants to be more productive at work....

Generous Productivity

Are lawyers generous?  Sometimes we are, and certainly there are plenty examples of lawyers and firms giving to charitable causes on a regular basis. But...

Constant Self-Improvement – Something to Aspire To

This site is primarily about self improvement of your legal skills to allow you to add value to your employer and your clients. It would...

Work to your Strengths – Part 1

There are two main schools of thought when it comes to operating within our strengths and weaknesses.  There are those who think that if...

What’s the Point of You Anyway?

It's all well and good for me to write article after article about focus, productivity, efficiency and the like, but ultimately it all falls...

Increase your Productivity – Eliminate time wasting

Time is the most valuable resource we have.  We cannot "make" time, we can only save some.  We can push things around, do things...

Be Amazing – 5 Tips to Get you Started

Is "amazing" a goal you have set for yourself?  If not - why? People who describe themselves as "amazing" have a tendency to be people...

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Should you Just Phone Your Opponent?

Ah yes, the great joy of the litigator: writing unbelievably long-winded letters back and forth for months to set out why your client is...

Or… We Could Just Fire You Instead

Recently I took a bit of a shot at law firms trying to pretend that their COVID-related pay cuts came with associated reduced working...

40% Pay Cut, 140% Full Time Load

It's been fascinating watching law firms react (in advance) to what they believed was going to be the horror story of COVID-19.

How to Make the Most of Your CLE

Attending any kind of continuing legal education can feel like it was largely a waste of time - even if it came with a...

Legal Careers Are Awesome

Recently I mentioned what I thought was a fairly self-evident concept: being a lawyer is actually pretty challenging. If...
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