How to use Timeular as a lawyer
Michael Lanzinger works as an attorney-at-law in his own legal practice in Wels, Austria. His role leading the firm requires him to juggle the management of multiple cases and clients, across different locations. This presented challenges with understanding exactly where his time was being spent and led to discovery of Timeular.
“I wanted to see how much of my time was actual billable hours and how many hours a day I was spending doing private activities like checking my personal emails.”
Planning is not for every day …
Michael starts his day at 6:30am, turning on his coffee-machine in the office #firstthingsfirst. From that moment on, he starts tracking his various activities, using the analytics dashboard in the Timeular app to see exactly where every minute of his working day is spent.
He tracks projects (e.g. LegalTech), cases and also private activities (mainly for the breaks) using his Tracker to increase his time efficiencies. When he is not in court, much of his time is taken up by client meetings, researching cases and completing project documents. Each week, he also tries to find the time to write a blog on the website of his legal practice. Using Timeular helps him see where his time sinks are and find the space to tackle reactive work too.
“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 also helps Michael to assign certain activities and their duration better to individual cases. The reporting functionality of the Timeular app means he can provide more accurate billing for his clients, increasing transparency and developing trust. Having a visual reminder that the Timeular Tracker provides also means he rarely forgets to track a minute of his time.
Michael’s tip: buy a Timeular Tracker
And for the German speakers, Michael also wrote about Timeular on his blog.