Hunt & Associates P.C.

Mar 30, 2018

LEGAL ASSISTANT’S CORNER: I Really Do (Mostly) Love My Job

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 Mastery

Multitasking is a skill every assistant must … Read more

Mar 6, 2018

LEGAL ASSISTANT’S CORNER: Please Respect Our Time

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

Feb 22, 2018

LEGAL ASSISTANT’S CORNER: Be Nice to Your Attorney’s Legal Assistant

I can’t count the number of times I’ve been the brunt of a client’s anger or irritation just to hear that same client interact completely respectfully towards the attorney just one minute later. We understand that you are likely going through one of the most stressful and traumatic periods of your life; however, it doesn’t give you license to treat us poorly during the process.

When we are mistreated, we always inform our attorney about … Read more

Feb 1, 2018

LEGAL ASSISTANT’S CORNER: The Sticky Wicket of Conferring with Clients

ReceptionistClients and legal assistants often build a strong and friendly relationship during the course of a case.  Legal assistants act as a go between for the client and the attorney, obtaining and passing along information about the case for both.  While legal assistants exist to make a case run smoothly for both the client and the attorney, discussing the case directly with a client sometimes gets sticky for us.  Legally, we aren’t allowed to provide … Read more