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As paralegals, we are known multitaskers, often confronting many tasks at once. While multitasking seems like a process of getting more done, it often results in distraction and inefficiency. And while it is nearly impossible for paralegals to avoid distraction completely, we can learn to manage email intake for a better overall workflow.

In this episode of The Paralegal Voice, Vicki Voisin interviews Anthony Johnson, attorney and business technology author, about the best strategy for checking email, how he manages his tech-savvy law firm, and what paralegals can do with or without technology to improve workflow. Johnson begins by explaining how he checks over 80 emails a day by prioritizing, answering what he can quickly, and creating tasks. He then closes his email browser to avoid distraction, and finishes tasks before looking at his email again. In this podcast, Johnson also discusses how paralegals can avoid multitasking, how to use case management and internal messaging for communication, the importance of instant decision making, and how to manage deadlines in a law firm. Voisin and Johnson conclude by discussing how paralegals can urge lawyers and managing partners to embrace technology solutions in a very top-down system.

Anthony Johnson is a managing partner at Johnson & Vines law firm in Little Rock, Arkansas. The firm represents individuals in mass torts, medical device litigation, and other serious personal injury cases. Johnson has been recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers and one of America’s “Techiest” Lawyers by the ABA Journal. He is widely published in the areas of law, technology and entrepreneurship.

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Published: June 24, 2015
Podcast: Paralegal Voice
Category: Best Legal Practices
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