Fast paced environment eased with incredible benefits, competitive salary
Legal Secretary (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – August 20, 2018
I worked as a legal secretary in the Washington, DC office. The training is decent, but be ready to learn quickly. Many of the younger attorneys are less reliant on secretary assistance, so the attorney to secretary ratio is high. One secretary is expected to support 5 to 8 attorneys of their own, plus the attorneys of any neighboring secretaries who happen to be out. Busy and fast paced is an understatement- there is never a dull moment. Overtime is usually available for those who want it. The salary, benefits, and firm perks (like free Friday morning bagels and doughnuts, fun holiday events, free gym, and occasional jeans' days) are all part of what makes Latham interesting. They also have a pie eating contest around Thanksgiving. Overall, a good place to work if you don't mind being very busy.
Salary, benefits, free breakfast Fridays, employee discounts, some very friendly attorneys
Lousy OT approval policy, some arrogant and condescending attorneys, secretaries expected to support too many attorneys