How to Manage Your Workload and Get Organized Part I: Essentials of Time and Distraction Management

Concurrent Session 1A – Room 3A

About the Program

Professionals today are constantly distracted by technology, connectivity, and information overload. These distractions cause very smart people to underperform. Too many time management programs/seminars simply ignore the advantages and evils of technology.  In this interactive session, you will learn how to take back control and own your technology instead of it owning you, with distraction management techniques and practical time management methodologies that let you regain control of your day. We will get our hands dirty and focus on how to use Microsoft Outlook and/or any other tools that your organization uses.  Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops and/or other mobile devices.


Paul J. Unger, Affinity Consulting Group LLC, Columbus, OH

Attorney Unger is a nationally recognized speaker, author and thought-leader in the legal technology industry. He is an attorney and founding principal of Affinity Consulting Group, a nationwide consulting company providing legal technology consulting, continuing legal education, and training.

He is the author of dozens of legal technology manuals and publications, including recently published books, Tame the Digital Chaos – A Lawyer’s Guide to Distraction, Time, Task & Email Management (2017) and PowerPoint in an Hour for Lawyers (2014). He served as Chair of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center (2012-13, 2013-14)(, Chair of ABA TECHSHOW (2011)(, and served as Planning Chair for the 2016 ACLEA Mid-Year Conference in Savannah, GA.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Ohio Association for Justice, and New York State Bar Association, and specializes in document and case management, paperless office strategies, trial presentation and litigation technology, and legal-specific software training and professional development for law firms and legal departments throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. Mr. Unger has provided trial presentation consultation for over 400 cases. In his spare time, he likes to run and restore historic homes.