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5 Top Tips for Lawyers Who Want to Take a Summer Vacation

By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. | Last updated on

The long July 4th weekend just passed, and if you were able to take our nation's birthday off, you might be thinking to yourself this Tuesday that a three-day weekend just isn't long enough. We agree. After all, your kids get the whole summer off. Even bar exam takers get a few weeks free after the test. We're pretty sure French lawyers get paid to spend six weeks on the Rivera every summer.

So don't feel left out. You too can take a vacation. Here's how to get it done, and how to make sure your practice doesn't suffer while you're out.

1. Vacation Roundup: How to Get Away on Vacation This Summer

Getting to the beach this summer isn't as difficult as it sounds. With a little planning, even the busiest attorneys can take a quick break. Here are our tips on how to get ready for your vacation, what to do when you're gone, and how to get back to real life when it all ends.

2. 6 Things to Do Before You Take a Vacation

Sadly, sneaking out for a quick summer trip isn't as easy as putting a "Gone Fishing" sign on your door -- this is especially true if you work for a solo or small firm, where it might be hard to find someone to cover for you, should an urgent matter arise. The key, of course, is planning. Here's how to make sure you're set, before you join the jet set.

You're out of the office -- but that doesn't mean you have to totally disappear. With some planning, you can make sure that your marketing efforts continue to work for you, even when you're not working.

4. How to Ethically Ignore Your Clients on Weekends

Alright, so maybe you can't take that week-long trip to the Caribbean this summer. But you can at least give yourself a full weekend off. And when we say full, we mean full -- no interruptions, no late-night calls, no going in for just a few hours at the office.

5. 5 Ways to Deal With Your Post-Vacation Email Inbox

Nothing can bring you down from your vacation high like coming back to an inbox overflowing with hundreds of email messages. But that doesn't mean you have to spend a full day just catching up with your email. Here are five quick tricks to help you get through that mountain of messages and back to real work, quickly.

Need someone to cover the shop while you're out on vacation? Consider posting a job opening to Indeed, for free.

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