Mar 30, 2018
Legal assistants are notoriously stressed out and we sometimes focus too much on the negative things that rear their head throughout each day – and negative things do happen every day. On the flip side, the majority of us absolutely love what we do and have no desire to do anything else professionally.
The top reasons (in no particular order) why I love my job are:
Multitasking is a skill every assistant must … Read more
Mar 26, 2018
One of the primary roles attorneys play in cases is the role of negotiator and problem solver. Many people not in the legal field do not understand the difference between mediation and arbitration.
The simplest answer is that mediation is a voluntary meeting of the parties involved in a case to reach an agreement. The main point of mediation is to settle differences in a way that both sides find acceptable. Some contracts, such as … Read more
Mar 23, 2018
If you take the media reports at face value, all attorneys are corrupt and only looking to make a quick buck by filing as many frivolous personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits as possible and litigating them through trial to win exorbitant jury awards which causes everyone’s insurance costs to go up. The solution currently in place for this “problem” is tort reform legislation, but who stands to benefit from the legislation and who will … Read more
Mar 19, 2018
DID YOU KNOW?
Friday was the most popular day for bank robberies and the most popular time frame was between 9-11 AM according to the FBI’s 2016 Bank Crime Statistics Report. I guess bank robbers like chilling out on the weekends too, eh?
© 3/19/2018 Heather M. Carr of Hunt & Associates, P.C. All rights reserved.
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Mar 9, 2018
DID YOU KNOW?
According to federal regulations you actually turn the next year older the day before your actual birthday. So those 20-year-olds among you technically get to legally drink alcohol one day earlier than you think, unless your state law specifically states “21st birthday”. Party on, dudes!
© 3/8/2018 Heather M. Carr of Hunt & Associates, P.C. All rights reserved.
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Mar 6, 2018
The average legal assistant works for two or three attorneys. Among other things, our job description includes drafting/editing/formatting/reviewing documents, obtaining records from various sources, disseminating documentation to all required parties, electronically filing documents with the court, knowing local/state/federal court rules, maintaining/organizing client files, scheduling appointments/hearings/depositions and interfacing with clients. In smaller firms, it’s common that legal assistants wear additional hats such as receptionist, bookkeeper, office manager, marketing manager and countless more. Our days are spent … Read more