I recently outran five zombie mobs. My kids ask if I did a zombie run when they get home and whether the zombies got me. At least two of them understand that I’m not really being chased. I’ve been playing Zombies, Run! I take my iPhone on my run, start the app, and I hear [...]
Practice Management–Or, Ways I Save Time
Let’s be clear. I am no practice management guru. I’m a mother with three kids and a dog. And running a law practice. And wanting time to knit. Or run. Or sew.
The posts below are simply ways I have found to be more efficient. And because my career is focused on helping attorneys unload some of their burdens, I thought I’d share what has worked for me in my practice.
If you’re looking for full-fledged practice management tips, start by subscribing to Jim Calloway’s Law Practice Tips. The State Bar of Georgia’s Law Practice Management Program also has good resources.
I love a good chart. Whether it is for knitting a scarf, being team coordinator for my daughter’s soccer team (Go, Cheetahs!), or for 50-state surveys, I find them to be a necessity. So clean and clear-cut, imposing order. I also have a chart, thanks to Google, to know what my most viewed page is [...]
I’ve made it known that when I have my druthers, I use footnotes in briefs. I began to use footnotes when, through my independent studying of legal writing, I became convinced that it makes for a clearer brief when you use sentences and paragraphs to argue rather than string citations. When you move all the [...]
With two librarians in my family, I think my mom would be proud that I am asking, “What would a librarian do?” in studying ways for cost-effective legal research. In Thinking Like a Librarian: Tips for Better Legal Research, Richard Buckingham, the Electronic Services and Legal Reference Librarian at Suffolk University Law School, offers practicing [...]
Happy Earth Day! Celebrate by accepting service of state-court pleadings by e-mail. Last year, the Georgia Assembly amended the Civil Practice Act to allow attorneys to serve pleadings by e-mail. O.C.G.A. § 9-11-5(b). No, not complaints. And, yes, you still get those three “mailing” days to respond. O.C.G.A. § 9-11-6(e). But recently, I filed a [...]