Legal Assistant Reviews
Q: What is it like working as a Legal Assistant?
Always make sxe your client's name is spelled correctly. Never skip proofreading. It never fails, if you have a document with a bunch of typos, that document will be attached as an exhibit to everything you send out for years to come and the embarrassment never goes away. If your boss thinks they are helping you by typing something, make sure you proof it. If you get a big rush at the end of the day that just has to go out and three things come up that need to be changed, if at all possible, ask if it can go the next day. When you look at it the next morning, you will be so glad it did not go out the night before. It does not pay to rush through something and not proofread. Always take the time to proofread. Put yourself in the place of the client. Our clients pay a lot of money for legal services. We owe it to them to take the time needed to put out quality work.
"Most lawyers are extremely difficult people to work for."
Learn to have a thick skin and always look out for yourself.
"Under paid and no appreciation."
If u dont want benefits or a lunch then dont work for paul Stephen adams.
"Challenges of the job keep it exciting."
Learn -- learn -- learn -- you are most valuable to a law firm when you are bendable and can fill in any position at a moments notice. Knowledge is a powerful thing.
Pros: I am good at what I do. I can work from home if I need to.
Cons: Working 9-5:30.
"Stress levels, additional responsibilities."
Do not be an 'over-achiever' in the beginning. Do not offer to perform 'extra' duties outside the office.
Pros: I enjoy drafting documents. Meeting deadlines can be stressful.
Cons: Irate clients.