Managing Self

Procrastinate much?

Written by Allison Wolf

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.


About the author

Allison Wolf

I am the founder of AWAL and a lawyer coach with over a decade of experience helping clients overcome challenges and achieve success however they define it. In practice this can be many things from helping a law firm partner get more “dad time” with his young family, to coaching a lawyer on the business development strategy, skills, and implementation to grow her legal practice. After a career in legal marketing and business development with law firms in Beijing, New York, and Vancouver, I was trained as a coach in 2004 at Royal Roads University and coach clients from across North America. You can reach me at or visit my website

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