Pros: higher paying, good motivational atmosphere, learning opportunities
Cons: high stress, irritable clients, lack of respect
A general day at work consisted of managing case files forthe Judge's docket from 9 am to 4:30 pm. In the midst of receiveing files from court and entering the judgement, attorneys would come into the office to set dates for future cases or the continuances of current cases. In order to best organize this, docket date sheets are kept up to show available – more... times and days for the Judge to set these cases in the courtroom.
Generally, I learned quite a few legal terms that I had not known previously. This aided in my studies to complete the LSAT. My skills in time management and scheduling were also improved.
Management was very thorough with training and communication thereafter. Allowance for mishaps in the personal life were not very well handled.
My coworkers were generally helpful and informative.
The most difficult aspect of this job was simply the overload of work. There were constantly files piling up and that held a lot of pressure for someone just entering the job with little to no experience.
The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing firsthand the operation of the legal system and speaking with parties on both sides, including witnessing the perspective of a Judge making decisions. – less