Help Us, Help You!

November 1, 2019, The Writ, “Millennial Minute”

If you ask, “who keeps the law firm afloat,” more often than not, the answer will be the assistants and support staff.  It is often the people behind the scenes working to keep the office running smoothly who are the backbone of an organization. While assistants support and provide attorneys and coworkers with invaluable services, their needs and input often get lost amongst daily demands and time-sensitive requests.  As new attorneys, we enter the legal profession with knowledge of theory and perhaps a few summers of clerking at a law firm; however, we know very little about the intricacies of the inner workings of a law firm.  Through my first year in practice, I found my relationships with assistants and support staff to be one of the most welcoming, comforting and helpful in terms of familiarizing myself with settling into working at a law firm. In keeping with my passion for seeking advice from those I work with, this month I thought who better to seek guidance and input from than the assistants who support us every day. Below is a summary of years of experience and wise advice imparted on us by the backbone that supports us every day.  To read entire article click here.

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