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Introduction to Time and Workload Management

Time and workload management is essential to every lawyer’s success—and sanity.


Welcome to Time and Workload Management! Designed for lawyers and law students who want to work efficiently, mitigate stress, and make the most of every moment, this course features 17 video lessons.

Course author Tony Campbell has held senior professional-development roles at AmLaw 100 and Magic Circle law firms, where he’s trained lawyers, law students, and laypeople the world over to manage, practice, and live better. Now, Tony’s teaming up with Quimbee to share his incisive advice, backed by Nobel-prize-winning research, on how to meet deadlines, produce results, and achieve your goals—without losing your mind.

Chapter One, Taking Control of Your Time, explains why you never seem to have enough time—and how to change that. We’ll start with the decision to take control of your time, your work, and your life. From there, we’ll help you create effective to-do lists, prioritize work, manage your energy, and understand the scope of client work. This will all help you get more done faster—and likely with less stress than you’re used to.

Chapter Two, Defeating the Time Robbers, will help you handle the many interruptions, intrusions, and inefficiencies that bleed away your precious time. You’ll learn to politely field interruptions from others; train your mind to focus on one task at a time; and control your email inbox, so that it doesn’t control you. Better still, we’ll help you save time through smart delegation and creative procrastination, and we’ll explain how to say no to new work—without dooming your career.

Chapter Three, Staying in Control, is about getting the most from your time, your life, and your career over the long haul. First, we’ll explain the difference between the good stress that helps you work better, and the bad stress that saps your creativity and resolve. We’ll then help you keep both at optimal levels for maximum productivity.

Then, we’ll help you plot a course through the labyrinth of decisions and trade-offs you must navigate to identify and achieve your ideal work-life balance. After that, we’ll show you how to identify and defeat burnout, build that all-important resilience, and make good time and workload management a lasting habit.

If you watch all of our lessons and follow our advice, you’ll be well on your way to a balanced life and fulfilling career. Let’s get started.