Legal Secretary - White Collar Crime and Lit Dept (Former Employee) – Tysons Corner, VA – March 20, 2017
Williams Mullen was a good place to work, the people were very friendly. The culture was one of the things that was hard to deal with, as it was a very old Southern law firm. I learned a lot there though and am happy that I had the experience of working there.
Paralegal (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – July 11, 2018
The benefits and compensation are great. The environment is strange. Very closed off with attorneys and staff. Not a lot of instruction which makes for very boring days - not very welcoming. Very boring - if you are looking for a position to be a contributing staff member - it is very limited.
Paralegal (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – April 21, 2015
I learned a lot about the field, but found the overall atmosphere to be negative. Difficult to get assistance from others more knowledgeable when this would have sped up a learning process and improved workflow.
Estates and Trusts Paralegal (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – December 15, 2014
This is was very poor fit; the firm was unable to provide the on-the-job training they promised and I was unable to perform to the level they expected. All other aspects of the firm were very nice and under different circumstances, I would have loved working there.
Legal Secretary/Administrative (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – April 18, 2013
A typical day involved typing and editing documents regarding real estate, zoning and land use. I typed correspondence and memos from dictation or handwritten notes for 2 attorneys. I answered phones and either took messages or directed calls, sent faxes, made copies and scanned documents into file site. I talked with clients and managed day-to-day calendars for my attorneys. I entered time for my attorneys and monitored their CLE credits. I learned the new software and hardware as it was added to the original system. I assisted in the trusts and estates department by typing and editing documents for the attorneys there. I found my co-workers to be interesting and fun. The hardest part of my job was when people didn't return my calls with information that I needed in order to go forward with a project. I was happiest at work when I was busy and felt that I was accomplishing something.
casual dress on fridays. parking was paid by the firm.