In this week’s edition of How Lawyers Work, we hear from Jason Beahm. Jason is a San Francisco-based criminal defense attorney whose practice areas include DUI’s, traffic, personal injury and criminal cases.
What’s your elevator pitch?
What apps or tools are essential to your daily workflow?
Everything I do begins with my iPhone. Over time I use it more and all other devices less. That means that I use a lot of applications, such as Gmail, Dropbox, and Clio. These applications allow me to stay in touch with my clients and colleagues, no matter where I am.
What does your workspace look like?
How do you keep track of your calendars and deadlines?
Google Calendar. It’s simple, it works, everyone knows how to use it and it links with everything. I have it linked with Clio as well, since Clio has a calendar built in, with a sync feature. Of course, my amazing executive assistant is a huge help as well. Since everyone works differently, discuss how lawyers work with all new team members so they can get in line with your expectations.
What is your coffee service setup?
Right now we are serving bicycle coffee made with a Chemex pot. It’s simple and makes great coffee. If I am the first one into the office, I make it. Otherwise, a member of my team always has coffee on hand, as well as a variety of teas, sparkling water, and juices.
How do you or your team approach problems?
What is one thing that you listen to, read, or watch that everyone should?
What is your favorite local place to network or work solo?
I love working solo at the office, from the comfort of my office chair. I also love working at Node, a tech community just down the street that puts on amazing events and has been a great source of business and inspiration.
What are three things you do without fail every day?
Who else would you like to see answer these questions?