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Innitiative, Change, Time and Self-Management for a New Lawyer

I wanted to highlight a bit about developing the initiative necessary to make changes in our environment and personal habits. Often times people mis-manage their time in all areas of their life - personal, work, housework, emotionality, physically, etc. Or worse, they are not even aware that they need...

LexisNexis Announces Public Beta Release of LexisNexis Firm Manager

Web-Based Matter Management Program Offers a Secure, Inexpensive Way for Small Law Firms and Solo Practitioners to Run Their Practices NEW YORK, February 1, 2011 - LexisNexis , a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, today announced the public beta release of LexisNexis ®...

While timesheets rule but chargeable hours suck

There was something deliciously ironic about me trying some new time recording software this week. It's many years after I left life as a private practice lawyer but I can still remember that huge sense of freedom at escaping the tyranny of the timesheet. The feeling of being able to work on...

Juggling a Family and a Legal Career

I was recently asked this question by a reader: I see that you had a baby during law school. Other than the tips from the post about outside time commitments, any advice for an upcoming 1L with two tots and a wife? I was going to reply privately, but decided to post my response so others...

Make Your Calendar Your Friend

Every firm, large and small, presumably has a software program that keeps a calendar. Some of the more popular ones are Microsoft Outlook and Time Matters. Everyone has these things but not everyone knows how to use them. Here are a few tips: 1) Never look at the "daily" calendar! These...

How to find an extra 1,000 hours a year

I have a confession to make. I'm an information junkie. All my life I've been a voracious consumer of books, magazines and newspapers. From burying my nose in novels as a child, through reading 3-4 books a week when commuting as a lawyer, to teaching myself to speed-read early in...

Where Does Your Day Go? Time Management Tips for Reclaiming Your Work Day

Ever feel like you spend all your time in the conference room? A new study of CEOs shows that 18 of their average 55-hour work weeks are spent at roundtables-and a mere 6 spent at their actual desks, working alone. The rest of the work week breakdown is as follows: 2 hours on phone calls, 2 on conference...

Time Management Tips for New Attorneys and Associates. You CAN Do it All!

Follow this link to register TODAY on the Lexis Hub, your premier resource for free career advice and guidance! If you struggle with managing your day and making time for your work and personal life, we completely get it. Check out this system for time management and a daily routine that will get...

Don't Underestimate the Value of a Vacation

We spend entirely too much time at work. I don't mean that we spend too much time working. I mean that often times, because of inefficiency, lack of focus, and distractions, we find ourselves at the office until later than is actually necessary. This can cause stress and strain, both on us and on...