As lawyers, we eat what we kill in terms of billable hours and work performed. We can bring in as many clients as we like, but if we can’t get the job done then nobody gets paid.
For years, I’d find myself scrambling around during the day for time to get work done. My bankruptcy clients would come in for a consultation and petition signing appointments. Court calendars were never in my control. Emails and voicemail messages piled up, demanding immediate attention.
I’d come into the office absurdly early or remain until long after the building’s cleaning staff had passed through to empty the trash cans.
I finally realized it couldn’t go on forever. So I set up this fairly simple routine to help keep me out of the weeds. [Read more...]