Michael Lanzinger is an attorney at law in Austria and runs his own law firm, Kanzlei Michael Lanzinger, a disruptive law firm that focuses on online law, cybercrime, criminal law and legal tech. He was one of the first 100 Timeular backers and started tracking his time with Timeular in his law firm in April 2019.
“It’s fun to track time via a haptic device. There’s an aspect of gamification involved that I find very useful to get things done.”
Michael’s 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 he needed to find a solution that helped him easily see how much of his time was billable and how many hours a day were being spent on activities outside of this.
Michael starts his day at 6:30am with a coffee in his office. 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 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 for his legal practice website. 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.”
Keeping track of his time also helps Michael to assign certain activities and their duration better to individual cases.
The reporting functionality of Timeular means that Michael can provide more accurate billing for his clients, which increases transparency and develops trust.
Thanks to Timeular, Michael has a better grasp on how he spends his time and this allows him to be able to plan effectively and be more accurate with his time.
And for the German speakers, Michael also wrote about Timeular on his blog.
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