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Money and Time Saving Tech Tips and Business Practices for Family Law Attorneys

Modern Firm president Brendan Chard has been invited to speak at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s 16th annual Family Law Institute.... Read More
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Going On Vacation in a Wired World

Getting out of the office and on vacation is one of the of the hardest things to do when you work for yourself. Technology, great as it is, always seems to have a hold on us.  Fortunately, we can use technology to fight technology allowing you to... Read More
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Managing Information Overload: What to do When the Information Age Has You Overwhelmed

Several weeks ago a friend, the executive director of an organization, confessed that his office is a disaster. Professional journals pile up, phone messages are unanswered. Projects remain half completed. The in-box has become a storage box. Every... Read More
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Stay on Top of Your Workload: Manage Your Cases Like Projects

When I ask attorneys if they are staying on top of their workload, the usual answer is “no.” Lawyers tend to work in a crisis management mode, proceeding from due date to due date. The calendar of filing deadlines drives the practice and rush... Read More
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Tips for e-mail sanity

There is a growing movement of good people out there called “Life Hackers.” Life hacks are tips and ideas to improve efficiency and get things off your mind, they generally have a technology slant. Some of the best commentary and... Read More
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Blackberry Thumb | Brain Numb

In 1999 I unpacked my very first Blackberry wireless e-mail device and was elated. I could now receive e-mail anywhere, instantly. Better than that I could easily respond to messages and completely conceal the fact that I was not dutifully sitting... Read More
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Trying to Balance Work and Family

In a recent issue of the ABA Journal e-Report, lawyers provided their children’s comments on their parents’ jobs. One lawyer described a day when her child care person was sick and she took her young daughter to court, leaving her with... Read More
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Coaching For Lawyers

Executive coaching, a professional development tool that combines strategic consulting and problem-solving counseling to help professionals set and reach their business and/or personal goals, has in the past decade found much support in the... Read More
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