Legal Secretary Advice

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

Legal Secretary in Salinas:
"Excell."
If give the opportunity to learn and excell try it first. Take a change and explore the challenges and the experience your job will take you. Never take what happens at work personal its a job there will always be some experiences that are negative but learn from them do not take to heart.

Legal Secretary in Pittsburgh:
"Chasing chickens."
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 Rochester:
"Career opportunities, perks."
Be open to changes to better yourself.

Legal Secretary in Princeton:
"Corporate culture."
Pros: That I get to obtain knowledge about how the court system and legal system work.
Cons: I cannot live off of what I make. I often answer emails about work at home.

Legal Secretary in Atlanta:
"Stress level."
Pros: Working with my team members.
Cons: Salary, work flexibility.

Legal Secretary in Hanover:
"How demanding it is."
The more responsibility you take the more you learn.

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.