As your law firm grows from a small business to a larger operation, a shift will need to take place, as it does with any organization that scales over time. This likely means an increase in the division of labor and with that, a need for greater collaboration and communication across team members and support staff.
For maturing law firms, this is when it can be helpful to turn to a collaboration and productivity tool like Notion. Notion is an all-in-one note-taking app and productivity tool that offers many advantages to lawyers. Not only can it help keep your case files and research notes organized, but it also enables your assistant or law partners to easily jump in and directly contribute to a project in an organized and efficient way.
As a project management platform, Notion is useful because you can customize it to do as much or as little as you’d like. If you just want to use it for taking notes, you can. However, a feature many larger law firms find helpful (especially those who need something more robust than Outlook) is the Notion calendar.
How to Make a Calendar in Notion
Notion is a block-based tool, and each block – whether it’s a text, image, checklist, etc., – can become part of a larger repository (a.k.a. “Notebook”) where all your notes on a given topic are stored and organized. Notion calendars are no different. They, too, join a Notebook based on your method of organization, which then allows you to search for and view information according to date.
After making a calendar in Notion, you are able to see a full overview of your project timelines and where they align with other important dates. This is useful for ensuring you stay on track with deadlines and are prioritizing the most time-sensitive projects.
Getting Started with Notion Calendars
Creating a calendar in Notion is not hard. To start, launch the application and navigate to the table where you want to create the calendar view. The table should have at least one date column in it.
Then, click “+ Add a view,” which is found on the top-left corner of your table’s title.
At this point, you will enter the name of your view – “Calendar” – and select Calendar as your view option.
Lastly, click “Create.” In doing so, your calendar view will display your tasks according to their dates.
What Else Can You Do with Notion Calendars?
In addition to creating a basic calendar view, you can also do the following (and more):
- Customize weekly planners that combine board and calendar views
- Further customize your Notion calendar by editing properties; moving and stretching cards on your calendar; or displaying, hiding or ordering the properties you choose to display
- Add events to your existing calendar
For help getting started with Notion or to learn how to use it more effectively at your law firm, contact our team at Honeycrisp.