How a Simple Checklist can Improve Your Practice


Checklists are a Tried and True Method for Getting Organized and the Job Done!

If clutter and "to do" reminders are invading your work space, it's time to GET ORGANIZED. And the best way to impose order, the experts say, is by creating a very simple CHECKLIST.

Yes, you read that right.

I'm not talking about the newest computer software program or mobile app. I'm talking about sitting down with a pen and paper and WRITING A CHECKLIST.

In his book The Checklist Manifesto, Dr. Atul Gawande identifies two kinds of errors: errors of ignorance, which we make when we don’t know enough to do a job properly, and errors of ineptitude, which occur when we know how to do something but still manage to botch the job.

While checklists can't make up for lack of knowledge, they CAN help us perform better at the office. Checklists provide us with clear steps on how to execute tasks.

So, how can you use checklists to improve your law practice? Here are some ideas provided by Laura Calloway in her article, Improving Your Performance with Checklists.

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