Featured Guest
Sam Glover

Sam Glover is the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Lawyerist.com, an online magazine and reference manual for solo and small...

Your Host
Heidi Alexander

Heidi S. Alexander, Esq. is the director of the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (MassLOMAP). She advises lawyers...

Episode Notes

It is widely understood that attorneys must be well-organized. However, many struggle to achieve a level of daily discipline that would help them achieve maximum success. How can lawyers become more productive and organized as they pursue the practice of law?

In this episode of The Legal Tool Kit, host Heidi Alexander talks with Lawyerist founder and editor in chief Sam Glover about how lawyers can increase their organization and productivity. Sam explains concepts of organization and productivity, like planning ahead, meeting your deadlines, keeping appointments, and why they are essential to the successful practice of law. He then explains his approach to organization, a mindset he calls “productive laziness”, which is to take inventory of everything on your plate and take care of the most pressing issues first. Sam encourages lawyers to use a work plan, which is figuring out what you have to do and when you have to do it, and to cultivate a daily practice of writing down your daily tasks. He analyzes David Allen’s 5 step Getting Things Done method (capture, clarify, organize, reflect, and engage) and provides suggestions on how beginners can simplify the steps. Sam closes the interview with some of his favorite software to help you stay organized maximize your workflow.

Sam Glover is a lawyer and the founder and editor in chief of Lawyerist.com, an online law practice magazine and home to the largest community of solo and small-firm lawyers on the web. On Lawyerist, Sam writes and podcasts about legal technology, law practice management, access to justice, and more.

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus Attorney and Scorpion.

Brought to You by
Episode Details
Published: May 24, 2016
Podcast: Legal Toolkit
Category: Legal Marketing
Podcast
Legal Toolkit
Legal Toolkit

Legal Toolkit highlights services, ideas, and programs that will improve lawyers' practices and workflow.

Listen & Subscribe
  Apple Podcasts
  Google Play
Recent Episodes
03/07/19
How Legal Organizations and Legal Tech Vendors Can Effectively Work Together

Robert Brink and Fred Cohen talk about how legal organizations and legal tech vendors can work together more effectively.

02/28/19
Mary Juetten’s Top Tips on Using Metrics in your Law Firm

Mary Juetten talks about her new book, “The Business of Legal: The Data-Driven Law Practice.”

02/05/19
5-Star Lawyer: How to get Good Reviews from your Clients

Sarah Smerage talks about how lawyers can better collect and promote customer reviews.

01/29/19
Be a Marketing Standout: Video Marketing for Law Firms

Michael Mogill talks about how lawyers can stand out with video marketing.

01/08/19
Get Paid Faster: Using Technology in Accounts Receivable

Sarah Schaaf talks about how lawyers can optimize their payment processes with technology and automation.

12/07/18
Organization for the Holidays – How to Be Merry in Your Law Office

Andrea Cannavina gives advice to lawyers on how to increase efficiency this holiday season.