The Organized Lawyer
Whether you’re an attorney, a legal assistant, or even an intern, staying organized can make or break a case. One lost file, and bam! You’ve suffered a loss that could turn costly. Even a minor situation, like a broken pen or a hard-to-find notebook, can be absolutely embarrassing in the courtroom.
That’s what The Organized Lawyer is here for. I was once in disarray, too. I kept all my notes in one big bag, scattered and crumpled, and often, I wasn’t prepared like I needed to be. Sure, I knew the laws better than anyone, but that didn’t matter. I didn’t have the tools I needed to put that brain power to good use. That’s why I moved on to become a professional organizer.
Keeping Your Life Organized
Of course, you’re in a unique position as a lawyer. Your clients are putting their futures in your hands in a way that people in other fields might not expect. They could go to jail, lose a settlement, or even lose custody of their children if you’re not ready to defend them.
Fortunately, there are solutions for this. On this blog, I plan to keep you updated with the latest organization tips. Have a hard time remembering dates and appointments? I’ve got you covered. Struggling to find a system that works for you? It’s all right here. Getting organized, down to your wardrobe and your daily meals, is key to making your life easier.
Everything in Its Place
Part of staying organized is keeping everything where it needs to go. When you’re dealing with piles of notes, files, petitions, and legal documents, it can get overwhelming and it can get messy.
Example: before I retired to become an organizer, I was working on a case involving drug charges, and later that day, I’d be defending someone accused of petty theft. Of course, when I got there, I took out my notes—only to realize that I was looking at the wrong notes. They were all there, but it was an embarrassing scramble that didn’t look good before the judge.
Don’t let this happen to you. Your clients are important to you, so make sure you have an organized system. If you can’t find the things you need, it can be hard to help your clients succeed. Luckily, there are tips here to help you find those places.
The Right Tools for the Job
Of course, being organized is one thing, but what about the supplies to get organized? Full disclosure: I think a good pen can change your life. After also working in the stationery business for some time, I know what a difference paper weight, binding, and notebook size can make.
That’s why we’re also focusing on the tools you need to make your life easier. Portfolios, notepads, and pens are all a part of your daily routine, so why not make sure you have the best tools for the job?
Be Prepared, Legally and Personally
When you’re prepared for your day in court, it makes everything easier. No more stress about looking untidy, no more worries about being late, and no more worries about having the right papers on hand. Instead, you can focus on your clients and their cases.
If you’re struggling to get the chaos in your life in check, we’ve got the information you need. From apps to the Konmari Method to your daily tools, we plan to cover it all. Keep checking in for more tips and tricks to get your life and your legal cases under control.