Based on 2,157 responses, the job of Legal Assistant has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.82 out of 5. On average, Legal Assistants are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Legal Assistant?
Pros: Day job, good people, constant learning, busy.
Cons: Sitting, repetitive, menial tasks.
"Legal Assistant Daily Existence."
Pros: Meeting people and helping them with their legal issues, providing day to day support to my lawyer, learning and developing with the position, diversity and difficulty.
Cons: Having to support more than one lawyer, having expectations to complete more than an average work load and meet limitation dates, stress, unobtainable expectations.
"Flexibility, Stressful At Times, Meaningful Work, Deadlines"
Pros: Helping those who cannot represent themselves through guardian services, conservatorships, and executing estate planning and Trust documents;
Cons: Negative aspects of management, office politics, sharp deadlines.
Get used to your being bounced around a lot.
Pros: I like that I have job security since there are few employees and a LOT of work.
Cons: No structure, no sick pay, no time surveillance, no formal company policies.
Go back to school and get your paralegal. As a legal assistant, you are doing much of what a paralegal does, but your pay negotiation is less. When you land a job, don't just accept the job salary, always ask for a little more. A lot of times they come under. I was too meek to ask, I was just grateful to be hired. Don't sell yourself short. Prove your work ethic. Work hard, be friendly, do what is asked, don't give attitude.
"Professional office setting."
Pros: It is simple. Always learning something new daily!
Cons: My pay I feel severely under paid considering minimum wage in California and knowing eventually it will be $10.