What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Legal Secretary in Pittsburgh:
Keeping up with the attorneys is like chasing chickens. Sometimes they forget appointments and phone calls and they aren't where they are supposed to be. It helps if you're on top of the calendar and are able to call and/or email to make sure they don't forget calls. Sometimes that doesn't even work, but you tried. The attorneys are very nice and respectful to me. It's nice to be able to work from home when you need to. Sometimes the job can be stressful - especially when there is a trial looming.
Legal Secretary in Lynchburg:
"Training as a Paralegal."
Get as much training as possible, which wasn't really available to me starting out. I learned on the job.
Legal Secretary in Paterson:
Don't be bullied by your employer and take more days off, you deserve it. Work hard, but know your limits.
Legal Secretary in Atlanta:
"Wish I knew how time consuming doing billing can be."
Regular responsibilities and billing responsibilities are very time consuming at a very small firm.
Legal Secretary in Miami:
"After 100 years who cares."
Take it one day at time, do your best to become that special person all attorneys rely on and learn your job to best of your ability.