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Taking screenshots on your Mac screen can be incredibly useful. Why? Well, because…
Screenshots let you capture exactly what you’re seeing on your screen to share with others (or for your later reference).
Here are screenshot use cases:

  • To explain something quickly and easily with an image that would be cumbersome or tedious to explain

A huge pain point for many attorneys is gathering documents that are needed to handle the matter.
I’m talking about gathering them from:

  • New clients (generally)
  • Clients in litigation who are required to gather documents for a discovery request
  • Co-counsel – various scenarios
  • Opposing counsel – ditto
  • Third parties – ditto

If it’s just a

The skill needed to be a good lawyer is the same skill needed for:

  • Creating checklist systems to run any kind of business (including a law practice)
  • Using automation to get work done faster, and better (and at lower cost)

But for many good lawyers this isn’t obvious. Let’s make the important elements obvious, shall

Let me share a personal story about freedom or the lack thereof…
When I was twelve years old, to my great surprise, I suddenly found myself in a foreign country.
Against my will.
How did this happen? you might be asking.
Well, here’s the shortest, most relevant version…
Goodbye U.S.A.
After the tumultuous ending of

If you want your law practice to run smoother, you need to document your workflows.
Documenting workflows will make it easier for you to leverage automation and outsourcing.
Having your workflows systematically documented will make it easier to sell your law practice when the time comes. It will make your practice more valuable, so you’ll

Lawyers used to denounce and resist marketing and advertising. But, not anymore.
These days, many are eager to self-promote. And frankly, some are too eager.
There’s nothing wrong with enthusiasm per se. The problem is in how some lawyers try to capture attention.
The Problem
Too lawyers now use a marketing ploy I call “contrived

Before 2002, I thought it was impossible to build trust with complete strangers purely by writing.
But after starting a blog in March of that year, I quickly learned that you can create and build trust with total strangers — if you avoid doing a few things that, unfortunately, many lawyers do.
Too many lawyers

It sounded sinister when I overheard the guy in the airport say it to his colleague.

“Let’s just keep it that way.”

The implication seemed to be they were fighting a push from some faction that disdained “the way things are.”
Of course, I have no idea what the full context of the discussion was.

Systematizing your work is the key to a smoother-running, more enjoyable law practice.
Lawyers know they need systems in theory, but in practice they have trouble creating them.
Once you understand the vital keys to creating effective systems, you’ll avoid problems and make steady progress towards a much better law practice.
So, let’s examine how

A genie lamp has the power to produce strange alchemy.
Not so much because of rubbing the shiny surface.
But because of inner hope mixed with embryonic expectation.
When you begin to hope, the wheels of imagination are set in motion.
Which shifts your mental momentum in a new direction.
Rubbing the outside of the

Creating systems for your law practice is so incredibly important, and yet…
Most attorneys can’t seem to find their way to actually doing it.
And believe me, I understand why.
Creating systems means documenting how work is supposed to be done. And if you’re going to document workflows you can’t half ass it.
You have

In fast changing, it’s best to be self reliant.
When times are stable and predictable, it might make sense to follow the well-worn path, stick to the rules, and not question authorities.
But now?
Now it’s wise to cultivate self reliance, and question “conventional wisdom.”
Here’s a better approach.

  • Think for yourself
  • Act

I love the wisdom embodied in this famous quote by Charlie Munger:

“I believe in the discipline of mastering the best that other people have ever figured out. I don’t believe in just sitting down and trying to dream it all up yourself. Nobody’s that smart.”

Figuring things out for yourself is a great