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3 Tips to Help You Squeeze in a Summer Vacation as a Busy Lawyer

By George Khoury, Esq. on July 02, 2018 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Are you dying for a vacation? Is summer calling while you're stuck inside drafting pleading after pleading, or mired in pretrial prep? Did you forget to plan a summer vacation, again?

Well, the good news is that thanks to advances in legal technology, you may be able to find time to squeeze in a vacation depending on what work you do actually have to do. Unfortunately, it's going to require some off-the-clock research, but if you can free up some time for some fun in the sun, or just to do your work poolside, it might just all be worth it.

Below, you can read a few tips on how to squeeze in an unplanned summer vacation as a busy lawyer.

Spend Money to Save Time

Are you going to be spending hours on making sure a document production, or some other outsourceable project, gets finished properly in house? Well, why not eat the cost of sending it out and get yourself some much needed rest and relaxation? Depending on the project, you may be able to save yourself a couple days, or at least half of a Friday, so you can plan a great weekend escape. Chalk it up to vacation costs.

Take a CLE Vacation

Though taking a trip to a summertime CLE conference may not be the best thing to do unplanned, and might not be the best vacation, it can certainly be a viable excuse to move work around, request extensions, and just get you out of the office for a few days. Unfortunately, one of the downsides to registering for a CLE conference at the last minute is the price, but that's the price you pay for not planning.

Summer Social Media Retreat

If you run your own practice, it may just be that you need to give yourself an excuse to flee town for a week or even just a weekend. In that case, consider any summer vacation as a social media content gathering trip. Take photos that you can post on your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Connect with the businesses you patronize on social media platforms, or just find some quiet time to write blog posts about topics you're interested in.

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