Pros: relaxed and fun envirnment, great benefits and training
Cons: long hours, stressful projects
Morrison & Foerster is one of the largest and well-respected corporate legal firm in the world. I very much enjoyed being part of an amazing group of intelligent women and men at all levels. A typical day would consist of a lot of work. We are a very client-oriented firm and although there was always much laughing in the hallways, work was the priority.
In rhw 26 years that I worked that, I learned everything I now know aobut being a legal secretary, a trusted assistant, loyalty, humility and friendship.
The hardest part was the amount of work. Understanding different points of view on the same project. Keeping calm and following through. Dealing with all of the local rules for all of the different courts and making sure that all work was done following standards of the firm and the court system.
We did have monthly parties for staff and attorneys, snacks and alcohol at 5:30.
We had weekly events for a month regarding diversity, gay pride month, black, history month, etc, with guest speakers..