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Michael works as an attorney at law in his own law firm. Being a lawyer also comes with billing your clients and that’s why he wanted to start tracking his time. “I wanted to see how much of my time are actual billable hours and how many hours a day I am spending doing private activities like checking my personal emails.”
Planning is not for every day …
At 6:30 am in the morning Michael starts his day by turning on his coffee-machine in the office #firstthingsfirst. After that, he immediately starts tracking the various activities.
He tracks projects (e.g. LegalTech), cases and also private activities (mainly for the breaks) with his Timeular Tracker.
When he is not in court he mainly has meetings with clients or works on documents of the different cases or projects.
Once a week he also tries to blog something on the website of his law firm.
“Planning is not a good thing to do every day since as a criminal lawyer cases and clients are likely to ‘pop up’ unforeseen. I try to leave the office at around 6:00 pm but most days I stay longer due to my workload.”
… billing is
Keeping track of his time helps Michael to assign certain activities and their duration better to individual cases. Therefore the billing for his clients is easier and much more transparent, which is very important for him.
“It is fun to track time via a haptic device … there definitely is an aspect of gamification involved, that I find very useful to get things done.”
Michael’s tip: buy a Timeular Tracker
And for the German speakers, Michael also wrote about Timeular on his blog: https://www.rechtsanwalt-lanzinger.at/timeular-in-der-kanzlei/
Michael Lanzinger is an attorney at law in Austria and has his own law firm, called Kanzlei Michael Lanzinger. It is a disruptive law firm that is all about online law, cybercrime, criminal law and legal tech. He was one of the first 100 backers but started tracking his time with Timeular in his law firm in April 2019.