Double Up: Why You Should Have Two Email Accounts

Mixed-use work and personal email accounts can quickly become ultra-confusing.  And yet, many lawyers still utilize the setup, ostensibly (and, ironically) for ease-of-use/simplicity.

Modern law firms need to specialize in efficiency, more than any specific practice area.  To that end, your email should be mission-critical to your business.  Messages in your inbox should be from your clients, from referral sources and colleagues, maybe from organizations you belong to (those should be pushed to a subfolder, so you can open them on your time) and maybe from your staff (though, you should consider a separate communications tool, like Slack, for that).  Anything else is static, including your personal emails, because it’s going to distract you from running your business.

That means that you need to push your personal email to another account.  The good news is that it’s not going to cost you anything, and will take less than 5 minutes to set up.  Just create a Gmail account, and you’ll be able to talk with your friends and family via a separate medium, and in a way that won’t distract you from your work.

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Need to streamline your communications, and get more efficient – we can help.

The Wyoming State Bar offers free law practice management consulting services through Red Cave Law Firm Consulting.

To request a consult, visit the Wyoming State Bar’s law practice management page, and start running your law firm like a business.

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