The conveyor belt problem - why lawyers need to work smarter, not harder
"The problem with being a lawyer is that lawyering is a time-intensive activity. By the time you've dealt properly with one piece of work that fell off the conveyor belt, several more pieces of work have landed around your feet. How do lawyers deal with this problem?"
I was talking to a friend over coffee the other day, describing what my old gig as an in-house lawyer had been like (don’t you just wish you had more coffees with me?). I said that much of the time it had felt like sitting at the end of a never-ending conveyor belt of work, dropping onto my desk. However hard I worked, the conveyor belt kept on delivering more and more packages of work that needed assembling, faster and faster.
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