2014 Reading List

Here is my reading list for 2014. The links are affiliate links to Amazon or iTunes/iBooks as appropriate. Getting Things Done, David Allen Making It All Work, David Allen Quitter, Jon Acuff Boundaries, Henry Cloud and John Townsend Essentialism, Greg McKeown Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money (Rabbi Daniel Lapin) Presentations (David Sparks) … Continue reading 2014 Reading List

Follow up on outsourcing Cybersecurity

A few weeks ago, I posted an entry about whether lawyers should outsource security.  In that post, I referenced part one of an article written by Ralph Losey.  Mr. Losey posted part two of his thoughts on "The importance of Cyber Security to the Legal Profession." There are some good thoughts in the article, including … Continue reading Follow up on outsourcing Cybersecurity

How you can easily journal more

I recently found some "old" journals on my bookshelf.  It was interesting to read through lists of goals  from several years ago, realizing that I have actually accomplished some of the goals I wrote down (mostly by accident).  It made me wonder what would happen if I was more intentional about following my goals.  Maybe you have … Continue reading How you can easily journal more

Indiana Courts to Adopt E-Filing in 2015

The Indiana Lawyer yesterday highlighted an Order from the Indiana Supreme Court about Indiana adopting electronic filing for all its state courts in 2015.  Part of the justification for adopting e-filing is explained by Chief Justice Brent Dickson: “Nearly every aspect of our lives includes electronic documents — stores send receipts via email, banks allow … Continue reading Indiana Courts to Adopt E-Filing in 2015

Should lawyers learn (and use) Markdown/Multimarkdown?

Markdown (Md)?  MultiMarkdown (MMd)?  If you have never heard of these tools, you should take a few minutes to read about the possibilities.  Many lawyers make their living processing words.  Lawyers should learn and use the best tools to do so, right? The idea behind Md/MMd is that you can use a plain text editor (think Notepad … Continue reading Should lawyers learn (and use) Markdown/Multimarkdown?

A few thoughts on workflow planning

I recently wrote an article for the Indiana Lawyer with a few of my thoughts on workflow planning.  Here's the link. The article seeks to provide: three tips to help you “plan your work and work your plan” (Vince Lombardi): Track what you do and how you do it Review and reflect Draft a plan … Continue reading A few thoughts on workflow planning

Resources: Tools for Personal Productivity (via Michael Hyatt)

In my third year of law school, I realized that I had to get better about managing my personal productivity.  Since that time, I have read a lot about personal productivity and tried to implement systems/processes to help manage my life.  One of the most influential authors in this space, for me, is Michael Hyatt. … Continue reading Resources: Tools for Personal Productivity (via Michael Hyatt)