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How To Avoid Billing For Distracted Time

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June 18, 2015

Between the interruptions lawyers face throughout the day, and human fallibility in relation to accurately accounting for time, it is dangerously simple to over- or under-charge clients, Kate Mangan writes for Lawyerist. An analysis by the American Time Use Survey found that lawyers, more than almost any other type of worker, were likely to overestimate hours spent working, which can put lawyers in ethical hot water. Mangan outlines some tips for how to more accurately assess work hours, including analyzing what causes you to interrupt yourself and keeping real-time work diaries.

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