It’s widely known that for lawyers, a full-time role rarely means 9-5. Most attorneys work more than 40 hours a week as there’s so much to do – from managing clients, going to court, and meeting billable hour requirements. On top of that, most lawyers skip vacations although they have enough vacation time to enjoy time off from work.
Simply put, high workload, long working hours, and lack of sleep are all factors that contribute to stress and anxiety among lawyers. The good part is that there are a few simple ways to be more productive as a lawyer.
Delegate or Outsource Non-Critical Tasks
Legal outsourcing is growing in popularity in the past few years as law firms seek to minimize costs, increase flexibility, and have more time to focus on billable tasks and their core business activities. Delegating work to administrative staff, other attorneys, or outsourcing non-critical tasks can:
- free up your time considerably,
- let you focus on the billable tasks,
- help you serve more clients,
- gain control over your schedule,
- and finally, improve work efficiency and maximize your productivity in the long run.
Use Your Vacation Time and Get Away
Thinking of skipping vacation? Well, don’t!
The profession of lawyer is an extremely stressful one. That’s why it is important to go on vacation. Simply, try not to schedule your trip during a busy period. Plan vacations well ahead of time and inform your colleagues and clients of dates that you won’t be available. Now, pack your bags, get away, relax, and recharge your batteries. Trust me you will be much more productive once you get back to the office.
Work Smarter, Not Harder: Use the Right Tools
Take advantage of all the great tools designed to automate time-consuming tasks and speed up manual processes.
Automating time-consuming tasks with the right tools will certainly benefit your practice and your clients. You will not only save a lot of time, but will also be able to take up additional cases, focus on billable work, and increase revenue.
There are many software applications that make the lawyer’s job faster and easier. Practice management software, billing and accounting software, document management and legal research tools are just a few examples that can improve a law firm’s productivity.
How Can AppearMe Help Lawyers be More Productive?
Whether you want to save time, increase your productivity, and get more done in less time, you can do it all with AppearMe.
AppearMe is an on-demand and real-time web and mobile application that offers the largest and fastest-growing nationwide network of over 10,000 appearance, deposition, and freelance attorneys.
It usually takes days or even weeks to schedule legal professionals. You have to ask for recommendations, contact agencies, and arrange meetings with lawyers. Well, you don’t need to do it all yourself! AppearMePeer automates and simplifies each step of hiring legal professionals. All you need is:
- Sign up for the app
- Submit a request
- Connect with a legal professional in a less than a minute
The app also enables litigators to access over 12,000 expert witnesses and litigation support specialists (interpreters, legal writers, court reporters, legal assistants, videographers, paralegals, debt collectors, etc.) through our FREE directory.
On top of that, AppearMe offers legal practice management software helping lawyers automate and manage their firms in one system. It includes calendaring features, document management, contact management, and customer relationship management.
To learn more, contact us at (888) 900-3080 or [email protected]