Task(s) at Hand: Tools for Managing Your Practice Responsibilities

Most attorneys feel overwhelmed by everything they need to do.  Especially for solo and small firm lawyers, this can be crushing.

It helps to take a step back, redefine your goals, reset your tasks, and focus on what you need to do now.  For many attorneys, they’re just trying to do everything at once, which is impossible; and so, they end up multitasking themselves into extinction.

Of course, while establishing an order of operations is immensely helpful, you still need a good system, through which to manage all your tasks, and to stagger them in the order you want.

It’s likely that you already have a task management system in place – in fact, pretty much every productivity (email) software, or law practice management system has one built in.  But, you may find those lacking in terms of the task functionality.  If you do, there are a lot of great task management tools that focus on that one operation which you could look to.

Those include: Trello, Asana, Notion and Monday (not an exhaustive list).  There are free options available.  Some task managers offer Kanban-style arrays; some are list-based systems; and, some allow you to toggle back and forth between the two.  And, depending on your email or case management system, you may be able to integrate your task management system, potentially via a product like Zapier – for when a direct API connection is not available.

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If you need to start focusing on the task(s) at hand, 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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