In an attempt to more effectively manage their practices and caseloads, the utilization of freelance attorneys is becoming an increasingly popular option. A freelance attorney is an experienced attorney who works with other attorneys on a project basis. Here are three reasons why freelance attorneys can be a lifesaver to solo and small law firms.
The great thing about a new year is that it feels like a fresh start and a brand new opportunity to put into place all of the habits and practices that will get you to where you want to be. When most people think of New Year’s resolutions, they think of personal goals such as going to the gym every day, cutting back on junk food, etc. While personal goals are great, as legal professionals, it’s just as important to use the New Year as a time to assess what goals you can be implementing to take your practice to the next level. So without further ado, here are 7 goals you should be making to have the biggest impact on your practice.
We've been hearing that we need to get a good night's sleep forever, but for many people, that's easier said than done. Many factors can go into why someone may not get a good night's sleep which can include, not going to bed early enough, stress, and even sleep apnea. Lack of good sleep can really take a negative toll on your mind and body after awhile. When you're consistently tired and groggy, you lack energy and your productivity levels drastically decrease. I can say I've been fortunate to almost always sleep well regardless of where I am and what's going on in my life.
As a busy solo or small firm attorney, your time is precious. It is vital that you use your time to actually practice law and bring in more business. However, there are always other matters in your practice that absolutely need to be tended to, but that doesn’t mean that you have to be the one to do them. Some things are better left to a legal assistant. It may be tempting to try to keep costs low and handle everything yourself, but doing tis only hurts your practice and your sanity in the long-run.
In the beginning of this year, my life was the most hectic it has ever been in recent memory. My sister got sick seemingly out of nowhere and needed to be hospitalized for practically a month. In the midst of that, I was moving out of my place and still had work, church and other commitments that demanded my attention.
This is the final installment in the Productivity Series. The first two installments, 6 Elements of an Effective Morning Routine and 6 Tips for Beating the AfternoonSlump can be applied Monday through Friday.
If you’ve been practicing those tips, which I know you have been, you might think that you deserve the weekend to slack off after such a productive workweek, right?
This is Part 1 of a 3-part Productivity Series in which you will learn how to get the most out of your mornings, afternoons and weekends.
Maximizing our days is really the key to our success.
We are all given the same 24 hours each day to work with. The reality, however, is the only difference between those who are successful and those who aren't, are how they are utilizing those 24 hours.
Raise your hand if mornings are a time of utter chaos for you...yep, just as I thought.
Sometimes even with the best intentions, our mornings can get off on the wrong foot. We overslept because we kept hitting the snooze button. We’ve scoured the closet and can’t find anything to wear that doesn’t need to be cleaned or ironed. We swore up and down there was cereal in the pantry, just to find out there’s none left and you have to go to work hungry. And if you have kids, the multitude of things that can go wrong in the morning are endless.