Based on 2,162 responses, the job of Legal Assistant has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.81 out of 5. On average, Legal Assistants are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Legal Assistant?
Legal Assistant in Summerside:
Pros: small city, quiet environment
Cons: not a lot of options for shopping, eating out and entertainment.
"Horry County Government is a fair place to work."
Legal Assistant in Frisco:
Pros: Staying busy and the benefits of being a government employee. Being employee of the year made me happy. I worked for two Solicitor's and was an assistant in Family Court, Magistrates Court & Domestic Violence Court.
Cons: Being able to generate discovery, run NCIC reports, request Certified driving records, input data in government database, type legal documents, redacted documents, attend court, help pick jury for Solicitor's.
"Never stop learning"
Look for an employer who pays benefits, keeps up to date with changes in software (and makes arrangements for your training. I have worked 40 years in law, in private practice, and have no pension, no benefits, and obtained my degree on my own time with my own resources.
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Pros: You can work overtime as much as you want/need to.
Cons: The pay and no benefits.
Pros: The lawyer I work for is very nice and helps with anything you need help with. He always pays for any over time hours you would like to work.
Cons: It's stressful sometimes as in Real Estate Law there are deadlines for purchase/sale transactions and also lawyers need their work done a.s.a.p.
"Office Conditions, Reception, Real Estate Closing"
Pros: The opportunity to learn about real estate closing. Handling different situations and people.
Cons: Stress level, pressure, bad temperament of clients.