Solo and Small Firm

The Practitioner Summer 2019, Volume 25, Issue 3

5 Ways Lawyers Can Maximize Their Time

By Ritu Goswamy

Reprinted from CEB BLOG: 5 Ways Lawyers Can Maximize Their Time, copyright by the Regents of the University of California. Reproduced with permission of Continuing Education of the Bar – California (CEB). No other republication or external use is allowed without permission of CEB. All rights reserved. (for information about CEB publications, telephone toll-free 1-800-CEB-3444 or visit our website –

The following is a guest blog post previously posted on the CEB blog in May 2018 by Ritu Goswamy, Esq. Ritu is a lawyer, author, and legal productivity consultant. Her New Billable Hourâ„¢ system allows lawyers to expand their time by billing themselves first. Ritu’s first book, The New Billable Hour: Bill More Hours, Be More Productive, and Still Have Work-Life Balance, is available for free by emailing her at ritu@newbillablehour. com.

As lawyers, we may think that there’s not enough time to get everything done. When we feel like we’re "spinning out," learning the latest time management hack just adds to our stress. We can’t create more hours in the day, but can maximize the hours we have. Consider these five methods to maximize the hours in a day as ways to become more aware and in control of your time. When we are in control, the "spinning out" lessens and our focus deepens.

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