The Great Balancing Act: Your Ability to Multitask Is Your Most Valuable Asset

Sarah C. Jewell and Edward M. O’Brien

She pulls into the office parking lot on two wheels, almost a half hour late. Blazer draped over her arm, lugging binders of medical records, she slurps the last of her liquid breakfast. Already this morning, she’s exchanged texts with a client and one of the supervising partners in her office and spent twenty-two minutes on the phone with a client whose case has settled. It turns out the client “slept on it” and now is 100 percent absolutely, positively sure his soft tissue PI case is worth $1 million. After all, those are the policy limits. If anyone is worthy, it’s obviously him. He doesn’t have a job. He asks her to “un-settle” his case.

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