Why should lawyers organize?
First, lawyers are writers and need time to think. A messy office causes stress, and lawyers cannot do their best writing when they are stressed. Having a clear desk, allows attorneys to think clearly as they write complex briefs for their clients and the court.
Second, being organized allows lawyers to bill more. I tell clients if they create filing systems with me and clear their desks, they can bill at least three to four hours more per week. If you bill $300 an hour, that’s about $1,000 more per week. If you work 40 weeks of the year, that’s $40,000.
Check out these before-and-after photos: