The Organized Attorney

By: John A. McKinsey

The Organized Attorney is a timely manual on personal management and success in today’s competitive legal marketplace. While most private practice lawyers come from non-business education backgrounds, they are cast into business and personal management roles when they leave law schools. The Organized Attorney teaches private practice lawyers the basics of personal management and organization and helps lawyers at all levels tackle tough issues from dealing with technology to avoiding procrastination. It is full of tips, tricks and step by step guidance to getting more organized, effective and balanced, and includes sections for new lawyers and law students considering private practice as their destination.



“What every private practice lawyer needs to know and do to function at their best and find a satisfactory, balanced and organized life in the practice of law.”

–Michael Linenberger

Author of the Bestselling Book on Email Management, “Total Workday Control Using Microsoft Outlook”

“Comprehensive solution for attorneys seeking a rewarding career…[the] focus on non-legal core skills development provides a missing link between being a good lawyer and enjoying the practice of law.”

–Paul H. Burton

Principal, QuietSpacing, LLC


John A. McKinsey | Author


John McKinsey lives and practices law in northern California. He has taught Business Law at the School of Management at California State University, Sacramento and Energy Law at King Hall School of Law at University of California, Davis. A long time student and practitioner of organizational theory and personal management, The Organized Attorney is the culmination of a decade of thought and work at solving the educational gap for many private practice lawyers. John McKinsey is also the co-author of Understanding the Law, a general education textbook on American law, and of The Lincoln Secret, a novel.


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