In this week’s edition of How Lawyers Work, we talked to Mark Weinstein, founding partner of Weinstein & Cohen, P.A., a personal injury and wrongful death specialty law firm.
What apps or tools are essential to your daily work?
Abacus Law, Office 365, Outlook (of course), Excel and PowerPoint
What does your workspace look like?
Busy is how I would describe it, as there is evidence everywhere that work is being done. My desk may have drawers, but I’ve only had it for 15 years and I haven’t looked yet. Of course on top of my desk are my computer and dual monitors for multi-tasking.
How do you keep track of your calendar?
Outlook 365 Calendar and reminders on my phone and tablet.
What’s your coffee setup?
This office runs on coffee, I’m convinced of that. We have everything you could want – from American coffee to espresso and of course shots of Cuban coffee in the afternoon. We are a South Florida-based law firm after all and cafe is a must. On the personal side, I take my coffee black or a double espresso with nothing in it – the stronger the better.
What is one thing that you listen to/read/watch that everyone should?
I watch Morning Joe, without question, every morning on MSNBC. It’s an essential part of how I start my day. And I still love West Wing. I’ve seen every show and every season and still continue to watch them on Netflix. There is something about that show that captivates me. So much so that I’m even into this West Wing podcast now called the West Wing Weekly hosted by one of the show’s stars – Josh Malina.
Where is your favorite place to work outside the office?
My home office without a doubt. I’m as connected there as I am in the actual office.
What are three things you do without fail every day?
I’m a sports junkie. I read the sports section of the Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel without fail every day and also keep tabs on my favorite teams and athletes via Twitter. I also watch the Nightly News every night. And without question, I eat the bagged lunch that my wife makes for me every single day since we’ve been married. It’s kind of our thing.