This month the Canadian Bar Association National Magazine features an article by lawyer Carolynne Burkholder-James with tips to reduce procrastination in legal practice. Here’s an excerpt:
As a busy lawyer with an overflowing to-do list, it can be easy to put off tasks to another day. But procrastination is not a good habit to fall into.
The key for new lawyers is to learn the skills to help you manage your practice as efficiently as possible, says Allison Wolf, president of Shift Works Strategic Inc., a lawyer coaching service based in British Columbia.
“A strong practice management foundation will help you get your work done in good order and not be fighting fires that you have created yourself, ” she says. “Law is challenging enough without getting in your own way.”
Wolf has some tips for lawyers on how to avoid procrastination…
You can read the full article here.
Helpful article for me, thank you for the link! For me the biggest problem is interruptions. Once I lose track due to being interrupted it’s so easy to think “I can finish this later.” And of course later is the last day of the month with three hours to go!