Distractions

  • Email in Inbox

    Technology

    Why Our Work Product Quality Has Gone Down And What To Do About It

    Technology columnist Jeff Bennion argues that email has created an environment where we are forced to multi-task and be distracted — but there are ways we can deal with this problem.

    7 Comments / / Jun 16, 2015 at 2:34 PM
  • Pencil erasing an "error"

    In-House Counsel, Technology

    The Road Not Taken: Kicking It Old School

    Technology can be a big distraction for lawyers. Why not try doing work with a pencil and paper sometimes?

    6 Comments / / Jun 2, 2015 at 1:47 PM
  • Shon Hopwood

    Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Clerkships, D.C. Circuit, Divorce Train Wrecks, Federal Judges, Howrey LLP, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Sentencing Law, Technology

    Morning Docket: 09.06.13

    * Thanks to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Department of Justice will be declassifying some secret opinions from the FISA Court. We wonder who’ll be hosting the giant redaction party. [Associated Press]

    * Morgan Lewis paid out a $1.15 million settlement over unfinished business claims to this defunct firm. Great work, Mr. Diamond, but Howrey going to get the rest to do the same? [Am Law Daily (sub. req.)]

    * “[Shon] Hopwood proves that my sentencing instincts suck.” Now that this former bank robber has a clerkship with the D.C. Circuit, the judge who sentenced him is having second thoughts. [The Two-Way / NPR]

    * Laptops are useful tools for students in law school classrooms, but they’re also great for checking Above the Law and buying shoes while professors are droning on and on. Apparently we needed a study to confirm this. [National Law Journal (sub. req.)]

    * George Zimmerman’s wife filed for divorce, citing “disappointment” as one of her reasons for ending the marriage. Don’t worry, Shellie, half of the nation was disappointed with the verdict too. [Washington Post]

    3 Comments / / Sep 6, 2013 at 9:09 AM
  • Bar Exams, Law Schools

    What One Mizzou Grad Learned in Law School

    Bar takers, the big day approacheth. We hope you’ve given up alcohol, television, Facebook, and daily showers, and are making progress on packing as much law into your brains as the remaining time allows. We’ve offered you lots of advice here at ATL: how to go through BAR/BRI faster, how to fail the BAR/BRI midterm […]

    88 Comments / / Jul 12, 2010 at 11:04 AM