January 2 will be one of the busiest days of the year for lawyers
The legal industry, like many other things in life, moves in cycles: super busy, slow, then busy again. The holiday season is usually one of the slowest times of the year; people go on vacation and courts rarely schedule cases for Christmas and New Year's Eve.
However, the time immediately after the New Year is usually one of the busiest seasons for lawyers, and January 2 is one of the busiest days of the year for them. In some cases, attorneys and court staff can use certain strategies to make this time less stressful for all parties involved, Abovethelaw.com writes.
It is better to postpone cases
Lawyers and court staff usually have long-term projects that can be completed on an uncertain schedule. It is usually wise not to undertake such tasks during busy periods, such as the week immediately after the New Year. In addition, attorneys sometimes need to communicate with other attorneys or stakeholders periodically throughout the year. It may be best to postpone such check-ins until a reasonable period of time after the New Year as messages may be lost in the shuffle if they are sent shortly before the New Year.
Respect rest and vacation time
Many people may want to take January 2 off, even though it is the first business day of the new year. Since people will have the New Year's Day off (Monday this time), taking Tuesday off will also allow people to enjoy a four-day weekend. In addition, some people who go on vacation may not want to return in time to be able to complete work tasks on January 2. This may be due to increased travel costs (in terms of time and common sense, not just a monetary hit) associated with the season or family plans that simply make it easier to return to work at a later time.
Therefore, respect the decision of employees in various fields who want to take time off on January 2 and do not call if you know they are on vacation.