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Many law firms can provide better, more error-free service to their clients and bring in more money to their firm by embracing time-tested productivity and efficiency principals. ...

Many law firms can provide better, more error-free service to their clients and bring in more money to their firm by embracing time-tested productivity and efficiency principals.

In this CLE, we examine excellent productivity methods to reduce mistakes and wasted time and improve the operations of law firms. In addition, modern office work can be incredibly difficult, with myriad electronic devices competing for our attention. Email, tweets, Facebook - all of these distract us from the work at hand and can leave people feeling anxious and overwhelmed.

We’ll examine how to minimize these interruptions, prioritize work, communicate clearly with others, in an enjoyable and hour-long session.

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  • 7 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR LAW FIRM MORE EFFICIENTLarry PortCEO and Chief Software ArchitectRocket Matter, LLC
  • Billable work 30 Office administration 7 Client development or marketing 4 Keeping current on non-billable law 3 Non-billable bar association activities 1 Planned pro bono <1 Other legal matters 5 Average Weekly Hours 50 Source: Florida Bar Economics and Law Office Management Survey@larryport
  • Billable work 31 Office administration 6 Client development or marketing 4 Keeping current on non-billable law 3 Non-billable bar association activities 1 Planned pro bono <1 Other legal matters 5 Average Weekly Hours 50 Annual Increase in Revenue: $12,500@larryport
  • Billable work 32 Office administration 5 Client development or marketing 4 Keeping current on non-billable law 3 Non-billable bar association activities 1 Planned pro bono <1 Other legal matters 5 Average Weekly Hours 50 Annual Increase in Revenue: $25,000@larryport
  • 1 GO TOMATO USE THE POMODORO TECHNIQUE TO FOCUS AND PREVENT INTERRUPTIONS@larryport
  • Work for 25 minutes@larryport
  • The tomato is sacred! Easy, right? No interruptions Can’t get up. 5 minute breaks@larryport
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  • NO INTERRUPTION POLICY 12.5 MINS ON AVERAGE IS ACCEPTABLE TIMER BELL SENDS SIGNAL FOLLOW UP POST-TOMATO@larryport
  • 2 GO PAPERLESS DITCH THE PAPER FILES@larryport
  • 1 TON = 200,000 Sheets of Paper@larryport
  • 2 GB = storage for 200,000 docs This thumb drive can store 2 million documents@larryport
  • 10 % Of payroll hours spent unsuccessfully searching for information Source: Butler Group@larryport
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  • Fujitsu ScanSnap 1500 ‘Nuff Said.@larryport
  • Online Backups...GOOD!@larryport
  • Evernote...EPIC!@larryport
  • Sign Electronically Custom Stamps iAnnotate@larryport
  • 3 ACT LIKE A GEEK FOLLOW COOL SOFTWARE INDUSTRY PROCESSES@larryport
  • AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT@larryport
  • WHY DOES AGILE WORK?@larryport
  • DAILY STANDUP ... YESTERDAY ... TODAY ... IN MY WAY@larryport
  • RETROSPECTIVE ... START ... STOP ... CONTINUE@larryport
  • 4 BATCH PROCESSES DON’T HANDLE COMMUNICATIONS CONSTANTLY@larryport
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  • Multi-taskers are “suckers for irrelevancy. Everything distracts them.”@larryport
  • ANXIETY SCATTERED THOUGHTS INABILITY TO FOCUS TENSION RISKS OVERLOOK INFORMATION MISINTERPRET INFORMATION@larryport
  • Things You Can Batch@larryport
  • http://www.slideshare.net/merlinmann/inbox-zero-actionbased-email@larryport
  • Things You CAN’T Batch@larryport
  • 5 Go GTD DAVID ALLEN’S SYSTEM HELPS YOU GET ORGANIZED & DE-STRESS@larryport
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  • CAPTURING@larryport
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  • Inboxes Inboxes can be virtual...@larryport
  • WELL-WRITTEN NEXT ACTIONS@larryport
  • capture the very next step...@larryport
  • WEEKLY REVIEW@larryport
  • close all open loops...@larryport
  • 6 EMPLOY MINDMAPS GET IDEAS OUT OF YOUR HEAD AND STRUCTURED@larryport
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  • 7 STANDARDIZE DON’T REPEAT YOURSELF@larryport
  • reliability, efficiency, accountability@larryport
  • Invoices should be done consistently, every month Lexicon, phone handling should be identical@larryport
  • THANK YOU!www. LEGALPRODUCTIVITY .com larry@rocketmatter.com @larryport @rocketmatter