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Trouble Disconnecting? Put Down Your Phone After Hours

By Jim Calloway

“Smartphones and other mobile devices may be the driving force behind attorneys’ inability to disconnect from work once they leave the office or shut their laptops for the day, according to results from a Bloomberg Law survey.” That is the opening for a Bloomberg Law feature with some tips and suggestions for disconnecting: ANALYSIS: Trouble Disconnecting? Put Down Your Phone After Hours.

Seventy-eight percent (78%) of lawyers responding to the survey agreed with the statement: “I don’t feel like I can disconnect from work because mobile devices mean I’m always available.” Always available is not a formula for long term career success. We encourage you to read this feature and see if any of the suggestions make sense for you to use.