Nice people to work with, and firm social activities inside and outside the office.
Pros: flexible hours, good benefits, accumulated days off, free lunches.
A typical day started with checking calendars and making sure all arrangements had previously been made for depositions, court appearances, etc. I prepared litigation documents and made edits to documents prepared by attorneys during the day. I also made travel arrangements, entered attorneys' time, submitted expense reports, and opened new files.
I learned how to efile, all the new Word updates, and several different time entry and expense report programs.
Management was very helpful in supporting the secretaries by making sure there was someone available to support my attorneys if I was on vacation or needed to be out for personal reasons, such as doctors' appointments. There was always an open ear.
The other litigation secretaries were always willing to help out, particularly at the end of the day when it was time to submit efilings, mailings, etc. when documents had been finalized.
The hardest part of the job was supporting multiple attorneys when they were all very busy.
I enjoyed the comradeship between the staff and attorneys.