I need to spend a good 3-4 hours doing some organizational shit today. I have a bunch of new cases and cases with new deadlines, and it’s going to take a bit to figure out how I’m going to manage everything. It’ll make my life easier and less scrambled in the long run... but there’s so much billable work I should be doing. How do you convince yourself to do all the nonbillable stuff that’s necessary for case management when you’re already pressed for time?

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i fold it in or if i have to i’ll bill it as something like “analyze the status of the case to determine next steps re: x”

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I mean I'm in transactional but stuff that keeps me organized so I know deadlines and deliverables I bill and try to fold into more substantive narratives if it would be more than 0.5 of "attention to critical dates and deliverables" or something. It helps you do your job, it's specific to the client's case as opposed to just filing your email, and I'm guessing your partners want you do to it rather than not. I say bill it until someone tells you specifically to stop or have an admin do it if it's purely admin

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Umm sounds billable to me...

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I work substantially better when I am organized. I remind myself it is time well-invested. That said, certain organizational items (filing emails already reviewed and addressed, reviewing law journals, closing my portion of files that have wrapped) sit until I settle a bunch of cases and have a lull.

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Lol you are already pressed for time yet here you are posting on fb...

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FB is the new water cooler

Can you delegate some of that

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Same bro. Same.

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Definitely bill for that

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Do it on Sunday

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