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How to Manage Your Workload - Time, Task, Email and Distraction Management for Lawyers

12:25      Registration and Boxed Lunch Break

12:55      Welcome and Introductions

1:00        How to Manage Your Workload – Time, Task, Email and Distraction Management for Lawyers

Paul J. Unger, Affinity Consulting Group, Columbus, OH

Is technology serving you, or are you a servant to technology? Today, lawyers are constantly distracted by legal technology, connectivity, electronic case information, discovery, and information overload with email, instant messaging, social media, phone calls, interruptions and more. Lawyers switch tasks on their computers nearly 600 times a day. We are drowning in technology-based interruptions!

These technologies are essential and, in fact, required by many jurisdictions, but they are also killing productivity if we don't have the processes in place to deal with them.

In this program, we get our hands dirty and focus on how to manage distractions, emails, tasks and deadlines. Attendees learn how to take back control of your day and your practice with practical methodologies utilizing tools like Microsoft Outlook that you already own.

This program includes two 10-minute breaks.

4:20        Adjourn for the Day

‡ Indicates portion providing Technology Training credit

Description

Is technology serving you, or are you a servant to technology? Today, lawyers are constantly distracted by legal technology, connectivity, electronic case information, discovery, and information overload with email, instant messaging, social media, phone calls, interruptions and more. Lawyers switch tasks on their computers nearly 600 times a day. We are drowning in technology-based interruptions!

These technologies are essential and, in fact, required by many jurisdictions, but they are also killing productivity if we don't have the processes in place to deal with them.

In this program, we get our hands dirty and focus on how to manage distractions, emails, tasks and deadlines. Attendees learn how to take back control of your day and your practice with practical methodologies utilizing tools like Microsoft Outlook that you already own.

Contributors

  • Paul J. Unger

    Paul J. Unger is owner of Affinity Consulting Group in Columbus, OH.

    Paul is a national speaker and author. He coaches lawyers how to be more efficient with time management by offering customized workshops. When he isn't speaking or writing, he is usually performing technology assessments throughout the United States and Canada. Paul began his career working for the Governor of Ohio, and then went on to law school. He practiced law for six years, specializing in litigation and bankruptcy, before starting a legal technology consulting company with partner Barron Henley in 2000.

    Paul's superpowers are cleaning up messes and turning digital chaos into well-organized machines. His favorite part of his job is helping people get organized and focused so they can find more enjoyment in their lives and jobs.

    Click here for more information about Paul.

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May 8, 2024
Wed 12:25 PM EDT
North Carolina Bar Center 8000 Weston Parkway Cary, NC 27511 919.677.0561

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Duration 3H 55M

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