Lawyers who insist on writing their own reports and emails instead of dictating lose about 2.5 hours every single day.
Michelle Wickam who works as an attorney for Pinnacle Security says lawyers spend 30% of their day writing emails.
50% Lawyers Spend 2.5 Hours a Day Writing Emails
Simply put, almost half of the lawyers spend 2.5 hours on, perhaps, non-billable hours of writing/typing; tasks that don’t require legal expertise or can be delegated to assistants and administrative support.
How dictating emails you save you time
It takes less than 2 minutes to dictate a page of text or an email. However, typing up the same email will take up to 14-15 minutes. ( Of course, your typing speed will have a plus or minus effect on these figures, but at the same time, I don’t think lawyers are particular trained at speed typing.)
Therefore, dictating an email save at least 80% of your time.
Let’s say you type up 10 to 12 letters/emails within 2.5 hours. Dictating the letters to a digital recorder and sending them out to be transcribed will only take about 30 minutes at most.
You are still left with 2 hours of your time that you can spend working on billable hours every day.
Leave typing to the professionals
Now imagine dictating 30 minutes everyday for the long term instead of type your own emails yourself. The savings and earnings due to that small change in your process – dictating instead of typing emails – can significantly impact your business and your life.
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