Vacation as a lawyer

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Do you know the five steps to vacationing as a lawyer?

Joshua Lenon goes over these for the LTRC in a presentation that will help get you out of the office and onto a beach with peace of mind for yourself and your clients.

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Vacation as a lawyer

  1. 1. How to Vacation as a Lawyer Joshua Lenon Lawyer in Residence Clio
  2. 2. 26% of lawyers never take a vacation Source:(Legal(Profession(Assistance(Conference(–(Survey(of(Lawyers(on( Wellness(Issues(
  3. 3. Photo(by(Werner(Kunz(on(Flickr(under(CreaBve(Commons(License(
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  6. 6. Vacation is associated with lower levels of depression in lawyers. Source:(Allan(D.(Joudrey,(et(al.(Leisure'as'a'coping'resource:'A'test'of' the'job'demand7control7support'mode,(Human(RelaBons,(195((2009).(
  7. 7. Lawyers are 3.6 times more likely to suffer from depression than non-lawyers. Source:(American(Psychological(AssociaBon(
  8. 8. Lawyers have the fourth highest suicide rate. Source:(Centers(for(Disease(Control(and(PrevenBon(
  9. 9. Vacations are a mental & ethical necessity for lawyers.
  10. 10. Rule 1.3 – Diligence [2] A lawyer's work load must be controlled so that each matter can be handled competently.
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  13. 13. PREPARING FOR VACATION
  14. 14. Prepare for Vacation 1.  Schedule a Vacation 2.  Coordinate Practice Around the Vacation 3.  Pick Tools to Support Your Absence 4.  Pull in Outside Help 5.  Enjoy Yourself
  15. 15. Schedule Your Vacation Photo(by(Phil(ChapmanSBell(on(Flickr(under(CreaBve(Commons(License(
  16. 16. Coordinate Practice •  Inform your clients of potential change in communication channels •  Introduce them to locum when necessary •  Build vacation into your scheduling tools.
  17. 17. Supporting Tools •  Answering Services •  Cloud-based Tools •  Apps
  18. 18. Outside Help Photo(Susan(on(Flickr(under(CreaBve(Commons(License(
  19. 19. Rule 1.3 – Diligence [5] …the duty of diligence may require that each sole practitioner prepare a plan…that designates another competent lawyer to review client files, notify each client of the lawyer's death or disability, & determine whether there is a need for immediate protective action.
  20. 20. Outside Help
  21. 21. Enjoy Yourself
  22. 22. Prepare for Vacation 1.  Schedule a Vacation 2.  Coordinate Practice Around the Vacation 3.  Pick Tools to Support Your Absence 4.  Pull in Outside Help 5.  Enjoy Yourself
  23. 23. Thank You Joshua Lenon joshua@goclio.com @JoshuaLenon Linkedin.com/in/joshualenon

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