Let's hear from some other lawyers about how they customize GTD to their practice. Or any other productivity/time-mgt related tips that are specialized to lawyering. Any comments regarding GTD and billable hours or how to prioritize clients?
As for myself, as an estate planning associate in a large firm, I have lots and lots of projects in various stages of completion, so I've found GTD and my Palm sooooooo helpful in helping me track the status of each project. The thing that I think has helped me the most is to slavishly keep track of each todo item. For example, if a project is "Draft Joe's revocable trust", every time I give the trust to the word processing department to revise, I make a comment in the note (adding on to all previous comments there) saying "2/7/03: to word processing for revisions" and I change the category to @waitingfor. Also, I process my work inbox and go through my @waitingfor category (at least that one if I don't have time to go through all todos) first thing everymorning, to make sure that "Draft Joe's revocable trust" gets put back on the @work list without sitting on the @waitingfor list too long after WP is really done with it.
So what techniques have you developed? I'd love to hear.