The following points are intended to facilitate a discussion about effective time management skills and techniques.
- Discuss ways to handle situations where the new lawyer becomes overloaded with work. If in an in-house relationship, discuss realistic expectations about the workload of new lawyers in your office and ways to cope with those expectations.
- Share with the new lawyer techniques you use which have proven successful in the management of your time.
- Together, work on a practical plan for managing the new lawyer’s time, including how to prioritize work, ways to refuse work without jeopardizing the new lawyer’s reputation or treatment by others, and ways to stay organized.
ABA Young Lawyers Division, http://www.americanbar.org/groups/young_lawyers.html.