Time Management for Lawyer: Is it Really Possible?
Yes, I am here to tell you that after seven years of effectively implementing time management techniques, I am able to have enough time to comfortably run a full-time law practice, operate two other successful businesses, and spend the time that I want with my nine children.
Here's how you can effectively manage your time too:
First, value and protect your time. Your time is one of your greatest assets, and it is irreplaceable. Guard it, protect it, and put barriers up so that your time is not wasted.
Next, block and schedule your time. Set appointments with yourself, and schedule your highest income-producing activities first. If you block an hour off for preparing an opening statement or creating a new legal marketing campaign, that is all that you should be concentrating on for those 60 minutes. When those 60 minutes are up, you leave that activity behind and move all of your concentration to the next appointment on your list.
Finally, no interruptions! Do not allow unscheduled phone calls, visits, or questions. It distracts you from the task at hand and is not productive for you or beneficial to your clients.
You may fail when you first try to implement these strategies - I did. It takes some time to learn new attorney time management techniques, but you will do it. Your clients, your family, and you will all be happier for it.