Lawyers, like all people, need to take a break from their cellphones, laptops and other electronic alerts. But in a profession that prides itself on responsiveness, that may be too tall an order if incremental steps aren’t taken.

Patrick Krill, founder of lawyer well-being consultancy Krill Strategies, believes legal professionals taking a break from their electronics is a worthy and necessary goal. However, he noted the idea of not responding to clients or partners is counterproductive in the legal industry.