Congenial office with good management and staff
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) – Fayetteville, NC – February 21, 2013
Very active and productive. A small office with four attorneys and three staff. A typical day would consist of telephones ringing as you unlock the office door or client(s) already waiting. An attorney would call for "drive by" file pickup or call for delivery to the courthouse. Continue with completion of batch report for previous day's receipts, responding to client inquiries or concerns, working a file's needs such as drafting motions, orders, preparing paperwork for filing, rebooting computers, calling for service techs for office equipment and working around the problem. Afternoons were filled with client and/or potential client appointments, doing client intakel, taking consult fees or retainer payments and a never ending list of urgent matters in the midst no matter what you are in the middle of. I learned to be flexible and take what came as a matter of business an imperfect mix of "to do" and "have done" at best. We had wonderful management and a good mix of co-workers who were willing to help in a pinch without argument. The hardest part of the job was having to tell a client that we could not continue with the case at perhaps a crucial stage because of nonpayment. The most enjoyable part of the job was winning a case (usually domestic} after years of litigation.
let staff off early most days and short days on fridays
usually late for appointments.