What single change would significantly increase your daily productivity?  Some lawyers start the day with at least one email-free hour of work.  They do it by checking email before arriving and not checking it again until a designated time.  Other self-imposed productivity rules include limiting non-billable / non substantive internet usage to a personal device stored out of sight, out of arms reach.  The key is to identify and bear down on your biggest productivity killer until you beat it.

Practice Management Coaching for Lawyers

Practice management coaching helps attorneys with their responsibilities and challenges beyond legal analysis and advising clients. 

Making changes in practice management usually includes trying out and finding new tools, systems or processes that work for you for one or more aspects of your workday:

  • Planning 
  • Time management
  • Time keeping
  • Productivity
  • Delegation
  • Email management
  • Communicating
  • Relationships
  • Leadership
  • Running effective meetings
  • Process development
  • Organization
  • Billings
  • Collections 
  • Retainers
  • Fee setting
  • Technology 
  • HIring and Firing
  • Managing employees
  • Managing up
  • Firm leadership development
  • Practice group management   
  • Department or business unit management  
  • Niche development
  • Annual planning
  • Succession planning
  • Business plan for start-up firms
  • and more

Coach’s Corner Bar Practice Management Tip:    Time management and in-person interruptions – – If colleagues sit down in your office without asking, and hijack your time, try standing up and moving towards your door as they start to enter.  Even standing up before they get very far into your office can send a subtle message and do the trick.   

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