Answering Legal has released its list of “11 Books Every Lawyer Should Read,” and Stop Putting Out Fires is among them. The article also contains a conversation with each of the authors. Here is a snippet of my interview:
What are some of the biggest time management mistakes you see lawyers making today?Jeremy: “I’ll speak for myself here – being disorganized. In fact just yesterday, I spent a couple of hours updating the spreadsheet that tells me the status and next steps of all the matters in my caseload.
When I’m disorganized, my stress levels are higher, I work less efficiently, and I’m more apt to make a mistake or miss a deadline.
I am a much better manager of my time when I make the effort to approach each week with a to-do list and goals for what I need to accomplish.”
For more of the conversation and to check out the other 10 books that Answering Legal recommends, go to “11 Books Every Lawyer Should Read.”