Course Description

Time management and productivity are vital skills for junior solicitors to develop – for a number of reasons:

1.Law is a deadline-driven and often high-pressure profession. This requires good personal prioritisation and work management skills to succeed.

2.Poor management of high workloads and the state of being ‘too busy’ has been identified by insurers Lexon Insurance as being a major driver of negligence claims.

3.Failure to confidently manage workloads can lead to either stress or poor work-life balance.

4.Law practices mostly make money by charging for your time. If you can’t capture your time, they can’t make money out of you.

5.Most law firms assess and evaluate your performance by your ability to meet set billable hour targets (e.g. 6.5 hours a day).

Developing good time management and productivity skills is therefore not only important for your practice, in terms of meeting revenue and profitability targets, it is also important for you personally in terms of career advancement, personal wellbeing and work-life balance. Developing time management and productivity skills is about working smarter, not harder. You don’t want to be working late every night in order to get the work done and meet your billable hour targets: you want to do a good job but then get on with the rest of your life.

This course equips you with the skills you need to control and capture your time effectively.

90 Mins / 1.5 CPD point (including a core point in either professional skills or practice management / business skills)

Consultant and trainer

Giles Watson

Giles Watson gets a big kick out of helping law practices realise their potential.Now:Director of Giles Watson Pty LtdPrincipal Consultant at CX Training Lectures on costs communication at QUTDad, husband, classic rock vinyl addict, zythologist and proud coach to North Lakes Leopards U6 rugby teamPreviouslyManaged the Queensland Law Society’s Practice Management Course: writing study guides, designing, developing and delivering sessionsManaged and promoted Lexcel, the Law Society of England & Wales’ legal practice management quality markWas a business development manager for 3 London law firmsQualificationsHas a Masters in Marketing, an MBA, a BA in Politics, and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment. Accredited in Hogan Assessments

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Introduction to Time Management and Productivity

    • Slides: Time Management & Productivity

    • Guidance Note: Introduction to Time Management & Productivity

    • Blog: Productivity insecurities

  • 2

    Energy management

    • Guidance Note: Energy Management

    • Energy management: video

  • 3

    Time management

    • Time management: video

    • Guidance note: Time Management

    • Blog: New years resolutions and to-don't lists

  • 4


    • Productivity and time capture: video

    • Guidance Note: Productivity

  • 5

    Costs communication

    • Costs and value communication: video

    • Guidance note: Costs Communication

    • Online course: power pricing and monetisation

  • 6


    • Summary: video

    • Guidance note: Summary

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