In her Motion to Organize weekly column, lawyer Jennifer Gumbel talks organization, productivity, and more.
Okay. You might be convinced you need a planner.
You might think bullet journals are neat, but you really don’t feel like creating your own product. Well, if you’re a lawyer, Bindertek and the actual lawyers behind the Lawyerist website put together a planner tailored just for lawyers who need a customizable, but not do-it-yourself, tool.
One of the things I love about this planner is that it’s a disk notebook system. That means that you can cleanly add and remove pages without the bulkiness of a ring binder. Don’t get me wrong, I love binders, but they can be a bit unwieldy to be an on-the-go tool. It’s customizable, with refills and tabs, to meet your specific needs. Did I mention it has tabs? Yeah, I’m a sucker for tabs. And it has a black, linen cover, that has a much classier look than a running list of random notes on a legal pad.
Lawyers especially are slaves to calendars. You show up and wait. That waiting can be a useful time to brainstorm long term goals and an analog journal is an easy tool to use that isn’t dependent on battery life and Wi-Fi connectivity. You need a planner. If you’re a lawyer who isn’t totally ready for the DIY of a bullet journal, the Lawyerist Productivity Journal is just the tool to meet your needs.