Legal Secretary Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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 New Bedford:
"Read and Research."
Read and research cases as much as you can.

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.

Legal Secretary in Bakersfield:
"Details."
Paying attention to details.

Legal Secretary in Brick:
"How much more responsibilities I would need to take on."
Ask a lot of questions when you interview. Get thorough job description. A good question to ask is; how long have your other secretaries been on the job. I've been known to start a job and discover that I am the 4th or 5th person hired for that position within the year. Bad sign - red flag. Most likely a very difficult lawyer and/or office issues.