New York, NY (PRWEB) January 17, 2006
JD Bliss (http://www.jdbliss.com), a leading provider of resources to attorneys seeking greater quality of life and career satisfaction, announces the launch of its "Work Life Balance Calculator," an online tool that helps attorneys measure the impact of billable hours on their personal lives.
The tool is simple to use. A lawyer first plugs in the number of billable hours per year required by his or her law firm (e.g., 2,000 hours/year). The lawyer then accesses a series of menus tied to a normal workweek, into which he or she can enter values such as the time he or she arrives in the office and leaves the office each day on average, and the hours per day devoted to non-billable work. After the attorney hits "Calculate," the calculator reveals whether the attorney will meet his or her billable hour target given the scheduling values previously entered.
The Work Life Balance Calculator can help lawyers:
-- schedule fixed blocks of time for personal interests and activities such as exercise while still meeting their billable hour targets;
-- illustrate for a spouse or significant other how billable hour requirements impact the time available for personal interests and activities; and
-- measure the impact of increasing/decreasing billable hour targets on personal time.
"Recent surveys have shown that billable hour requirements remain one of the most unpopular ‘traditions’ of the legal profession, especially for associates," observed Joshua Fruchter, JD Bliss’s founder and editor-in-chief, and a former attorney. "Our Work Life Balance Calculator helps attorneys get a handle on their billable hour targets and schedule personal time that might otherwise seem hopelessly elusive."
The Calculator can be found at:
Attorneys interested in a 15-minute tutorial on using the calculator to achieve greater work life balance may contact JD Bliss at 866-833-6245.
About JD Bliss
JD Bliss provides content, tools and other resources to attorneys seeking greater work life balance, career satisfaction, and personal growth through its blog, seminars and email newsletter, which now reaches over 27,000 subscribers every other week. For further information visit: http://www.jdbliss.com
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