Margaret Spencer Dixon is a lawyer and consultant specializing in time management, project management, and stress management seminars for lawyers and legal professionals. Ms. Dixon came to the field of organization and time management by way of a career in law, during which she practiced in the litigation and energy groups of the law firm formerly known as Shaw Pittman in Washington, D.C. She received her undergraduate degree, cum laude in economics, from Princeton University, and received her law degree from Stanford Law School. After law school she clerked for Judge Cecil F. Poole of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco.
Ms. Dixon left the practice of law to found Spencer Consulting, and has conducted public and in-house seminars on many aspects of time management and related subjects such as procrastination, project management, stress management, and how to run effective meetings. She has presented customized seminars for thousands of lawyers and over a hundred clients including law firms, CLE providers, government agencies, corporate law departments, and law schools (including Harvard Law School).
Her writings include articles entitled "Yes, You Can Learn to Keep Your Desk Clutter-Free," "Time Management Habits: How to Develop Good Ones and Kick Bad Ones," and "Overcoming Procrastination: How to Get Things Done Despite Yourself." She has been chair of the Time Management Interest Group of the American Bar Association's Law Practice Management Section, and authored the chapter on time management in the ABA's book, "Living with the Law: Strategies to Avoid Burnout and Create Balance."
Ms. Dixon is a member (currently on inactive status) in good standing of both The District of Columbia Bar and the State Bar of California.
A native Washingtonian, Meg lives with her husband and daughter in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Kensington, Maryland. She can be reached at 301-949-2214 and at MegSpencerDixon@TimeManagementForLawyers.com.