Hunt & Associates P.C.

Apr 24, 2018

LEGAL ASSISTANT’S CORNER: We Don’t Know It All

I work in a small general practice law firm.  Despite that description, I am not familiar with every area of law.  There are dozens of areas of law, some broad in scope and others very specific.  Some law firms opt to practice in limited areas of law while others, like the one I work in, practice in several areas of law.  There are benefits and drawbacks to each law firm model; however, I prefer working … 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