Author Archives: David Bilinsky

About David Bilinsky

David J. Bilinsky, BSc, LLB, MBA David J. Bilinsky is a Practice Management Consultant, lawyer and advisor. He is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and past Editor-in-Chief of ABA’s Law Practice Magazine. Dave's mission in life is to empower lawyers to anticipate the changes, realize the opportunities, face the challenges and embrace the expanding possibilities of the application of practice management concepts to the practice of law in innovative ways that provide service excellence. Dave is the founder and current Chair of the Pacific Legal Technology Conference and a past Co-Chair of ABA TECHSHOW. Dave's consulting services focus on enhancing law firm practice group profitability, strategic business planning and the application of technology to the practice of law. Dave has been called upon from Shanghai to New York City, from the Yukon to deep in the heart of Argentina by law firms and legal associations to address personal productivity, change management, technology implementation, career satisfaction and leadership development. You can read his blog at: www.thoughtfullaw.com and contact him at daveb@thoughtfullaw.com.

Oscar or Felix? What Does Your Desk Say About You?

♫ Their habits, I confess
None can guess with the couple…♫

Lyrics and music by Sammy Cahn and Neal Hefti.

 

Look at your desk and office. Whose office does …

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Know Nothing, Network Well

When you go to a conference and network with a diverse group of lawyers it isn’t necessarily obvious what you should do to prepare. The typical advice is to get …

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Productivity+: Turn Off Notifications and Stop Distractions

When I speak to lawyers about improving productivity, some of the best feedback I receive is how to stop distractions. Research has shown that every time a person is interrupted …

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10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Email

 

  1. Slow Down.The point is to use email to increase productivity, not be the fastest to respond.  Common courtesy is to respond within 24 hours.
  1. Be Professional.Yes, that
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Is That an Assistant in Your Pocket?

 

I started this article a while back after reviewing a NY Times article entitled: “Siri, Alexa and Other Virtual Assistants Put to the Test” (http://ow.ly/XABKz) as it …

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How Secure Is the Information You Send in E-Mail?

Many I speak with have a misperception that sending an e-mail is as secure as sending a letter through the US Mail. Simply put, such is not the case. The …

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How to Take a Free, Simple, and Great DIY Bio Photo

These days there’s no excuse for a bad social networking photo. A bad photo looks unprofessional and can diminish your chances with prospective clients. A good one can accentuate your …

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Artificial Malevolence

♫ Love was out to get me
That’s the way it seemed.
Disappointment haunted all my dreams…♫

Music and lyrics by Neil Diamond and recorded by The Monkees.

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Tackle That (In)Box

 

Photo: Jason Rogers Some rights reserved

 

When people ask “How are you doing?” I think most people answer on behalf of their inboxes. “Full”, some might say, or …

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Welcome the New Tipsters…

♫ Go, go, go New Justice Team
Go team, go team, team team team
Who’s that newest Justice Team…♫

Music by Christopher Tyng, Lyrics by Ron Weiner, recorded by The

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