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

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

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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 an attorney and one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group in Columbus, OH. He focuses on national speaking/training, coaching, strategic consulting, and workflow design for law firms and legal departments. He provides continuing legal education (CLE), legal-specific software training, and professional development programs for law firms and legal departments throughout North America.

    Paul is the author of dozens of publications & legal technology manuals, including recently published books, Tame the Digital Chaos: A Lawyer's Guide to Distraction, Time, Task & Email Management (2020), Getting Your Digital House in Order (2023), PowerPoint for Legal Professionals (2023), and Adobe Acrobat for Legal Professionals (2020). He served as chair of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center (2012-13, 2013-14), chair of ABA TECHSHOW (2011), and on the Executive Board for the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) (2017-18, 2018-19).

    Paul is an active member of the Ohio State and New York State Bar Associations. He specializes in time, task & distraction management, document and email management, paperless office strategies, courtroom technology, and legal-specific software training for law firms and legal departments.

    Click here for more information about Paul.

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May 8, 2024
Wed 12:55 PM EDT

Duration 3H 25M

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