There are 24 hours in a day, 168 days in a week, 8,760 in a year, and never enough lawyers on hand.
It has been said that time is life's most precious commodity--and many people find it in short supply. This is especially true for legal professionals.
If only they could find a way to squeeze a few more hours out of their work weeks.
Now they can, thanks to the power of technology.
Here's a look at how enterprising attorneys are using innovative new tools to save a few hours each week:
It's also a process that's laborious, cumbersome, and incredibly time-consuming.
Many lawyers wait until the end of the workday or even the workweek to account for their time, but that can lead to mistakes or inaccurate tracking. It can also make the process frustrating.
Thanks to some new timekeeping apps, tracking your time simultaneously has never been easier. Apps such as Time Master, Hours Tracker, and iKeepTime make it possible for you to quickly, accurately, and easily track the time you're spending on each client, as you go.
It all adds up to the painful process of attempting to schedule an appointment, and it wastes an awful lot of time.
Thankfully, there are apps available that take much of the pain out of this process. Doodle, for example, makes it possible for you to easily send a list of available time slots to invitees, who can then select the times that work best for them.
Calendly is another good one. It syncs directly with your calendar and allows people who want to schedule appointments with you to select times when you are available.
Thanks to platforms such as Dropbox and Google Drive, you can now securely store, maintain, and backup your data on remote servers; this makes it accessible from anywhere, at any time, with internet access.
Not only does cloud storage allow you to access documents from anywhere, it also allows you to share documents with colleagues, clients, or anyone else whom you grant permission.
Cloud storage also allows you to collaborate with colleagues--in real time--on the same document.
That is a real time-saver.
Being able to quickly and accurately dictate messages, letters, and memos can save you a lot of time. That’s exactly what transcription apps allow you to do.
For example, the Easy2Transcribe app from GMR Transcription can be downloaded on your smartphone, giving you immediate access to high-quality, secure transcription services. It's convenient, incredibly simple to use, and it comes with a 99 percent accuracy guarantee.