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Time Management for Lawyers Part 1: Getting and Staying Organized with Meg Spencer Dixon


Live webinar with chat*
includes 30 day replay

9:00 am – 10:30 am (Pacific)
10:00 am – 11:30 am (Mountain)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Central)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Eastern)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Atlantic)


*This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A. SK attendees please verify whether you align with Central (MB) or Mountain (AB) time based on season and location.

Registration Fee

Save $25
Register on or before November 16, 2017
$135.00 + HST


Register after November 16, 2017
$160.00 + HST


ON: This program contains 1.5 Professionalism hours.

BC: This program has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management.

SK: This program has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours, all of which qualifies as ethics.

NB: This program has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours.

Lawyers in all other mandatory CPD jurisdictions may count their actual attendance at the program towards their CPD requirement/plan.

Seminar Partners is an Accredited Provider of Professionalism content by the Law Society of Upper Canada, and a pre-approved CPD Provider of the Law Society of British Columbia.

Technical Information:

Live webinars allow you to hear faculty and see their presentation slides, and ask questions by chat. There is no video feed of the presenter(s). You will need a current web browser (Chrome 11, Safari 5 and up, Internet Explorer 8 and up), a wired (better than wireless) connection to the Internet of at least 2 Mbps, and Adobe Flash Player 12 or higher. You can test your internet speed/bandwidth here. You can find out whether you have Adobe Flash Player installed here. You can download the player directly here. If you miss the live program, you can access the archive, at your convenience, for 30 days.

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Who Should Attend

This program is designed for all lawyers who want to think more clearly, find information more quickly, and work more productively. Learning and applying even a few of the techniques taught will make a significant difference in your work and your life.

About the Program

Of all the elements you have to work with, none is more precious than time. Designed to address lawyers’ unique organizational and time challenges, and ethical obligations to be competent, prompt and diligent, this solution-oriented program offers practical strategies for better managing time, projects, paper, and people - especially yourself. Topics include best practices for keeping up with email, creating and using a simple task management system, how to concentrate on “deep work” while still responding promptly to colleagues and clients, and how to maintain good organization habits. Within the context of a busy legal practice, you will learn how to:

  • Make the most of your time
  • Track your projects and assignments
  • Develop effective reminder and deadline systems
  • Handle client matters diligently and competently
  • Reduce your risk of errors or omissions through better organization

You’ve invested years learning the substance of the law, now invest 90 short minutes to learn how to get and stay organized.

Meet Your Presenter

Meg Spencer-Dixon

Meg Spencer Dixon is a lawyer and consultant specializing in time management, project management, and stress management seminars for lawyers and legal professionals. She has an undergraduate degree in economics from Princeton University and a law degree and a law degree from Stanford Law School. In 1992, Meg left the litigation and energy groups in Shaw Pittman (Washington, D.C.) to found Spencer Consulting, and since then has been conducting public and in-house legal seminars on productivity-related topics. Meg is a highly sought-after presenter, and has authored numerous articles for the ABA and other publishers.

Program Schedule (Eastern)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Welcome and Introduction

Managing Paper, E-mail, Voicemail and Other Information

Filing Systems: Transitioning from Piles to Files

  • The Project File System
  • How to Grow and Maintain a Reference File System
  • The Many Uses of a Tickler File

Organizing Your To-Do Lists

  • Low-Tech, Mid-Tech, and High-Tech Approaches

Eight Good Organization Habits to Develop

Conclusion and Challenges

Program Wrap-up and Evaluation

Praise for Meg Spencer Dixon:

“Well worth my time. The skills taught during this course are skills lawyers use every day.”
“Great seminar. Can't wait to get back to my desk and start implementing the techniques.”
“Meg is off the charts wonderful! Clear, succinct, thorough, humorous, inspiring.”
“Lots of great tips. The handouts are helpful too.”
“Interesting and informative. Exceeded my expectations.”
“Excellent presenter... clearly had knowledge about the topic, and used interesting anecdotes.”
“Materials were clear, practical and professional. Presentation was focused and well-planned.”


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