Lawyers Should Check E-Mail Hourly


Senior partner A. William Urquhart of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges sent an email to all firm lawyers, insisting that they check their email hourly to avoid mistakes and keep up with client communications.

Amazingly, fewer people are using the phone anymore. I heard a general counsel at the recent ALFA conference say she was too impatient to listen through the voicemail message of the person she was calling. She would prefer send an email instead. In fact, I myself have received many emails from people asking me to call them. Use of the phone is considered a habit of "old people." It proves that the Baby Boomers are not the majority generation anymore. The majority are the Gen Xers who grew up with IM, text messaging and email.

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