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Why lawyers need to stay off their phones

Written by Allison Wolf

Is your phone becoming another distraction? In today’s busy connected work our reliance on our cell phones can have a negative effect.  Getting time offline can be a major challenge. What can you do to stay out of this cycle of being plugged in 24/7? My recent article published on Clio provides strategies for dealing with the cell phone challenge. Click here to find out more…

Why Lawyers Need to Stay Off Their Phones

About the author

Allison Wolf

I am the founder of AWAL and one of the most senior coaches for lawyers in North America. I have helped countless clients over the past fifteen years, develop thriving legal practices and before that served as director of marketing for award-winning law firms. My specialty is uncovering the thinking traps and gaps holding clients back and helping them acquire the mindsets, skills, and habits for growing successful and rewarding legal careers. 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 now coach clients from across North America. You can reach me at or learn more about my coaching practice from the coaching section of the Attorney With A Life Website.

1 Comment

  • I see your point in the article. I think it all boils down to the individual. Yes, the phone can be distracting sometimes, however, some lawyers need to have their phone turned on 24hours so they don’t miss a client ( these lawyers obviously need to pay their bills), hence, they can’t afford to miss a client.

    I own a Process Serving Company in Toronto and trust me i know what it means to work outside working hours.

    That being said, I like the burner app recommendation – this is quite new to me.

    All in all. Great Post!


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