As a new junior associate time management is learned over time and with plenty of practice. It’s important to remember that you aren’t alone in learning how to manage a new job and new working relationships.
From an early age, we are conditioned to do our homework on time, complete chores without delay, and balance extra-curricular activities and family time. The time-management skills we develop over the years are naturally beneficial, but they do not seamlessly translate to associate life at a law firm. This is particularly true after college and law school where we grow accustomed to each professor handing out a syllabus at the beginning of the semester to highlight the course assignments, reading lists, and exam schedule. Check out the rest of the story by Jonathan D. Klein at The Legal Intelligencer.