The Reporter February 2018

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The Reporter February 2018

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  Helpful Information for Legal Professionals
IN THIS ISSUE:
  • Teamwork and the Changing Role of Legal Secretaries
  • 14 Commonly Misused Words in the Legal Industry
  • Work Traits of a Successful Legal Secretary
  • 10 Ways Great Office Managers Stand Out
  • Tips for Getting Your Work Life Organized

From the President

Hello!

This issue of the Reporter covers lots of ideas for organizing, planning, and efficiency.   I really hope you find them useful.  There is advice for everyone, from the novice to the expert legal professional.

As a reminder, click here for your 2018 hard copy wall calendar, which highlights the court holidays.

Enjoy!

Best,

Sheila

Teamwork and the Changing Role of Legal Secretaries

By Fran McClean, PLS

WHAT IS TEAMWORK?
Teamwork is the ability to work together towards a common vision.  It is less “me” and more “we.” Teamwork improves efficiencies and manages workflows. It also builds camaraderie which makes a cohesive unit. Teamwork affords an opportunity to meet and work with new lawyers, paralegals, and other staff. You learn how to solve problems as a group or work team.

UNDERSTAND TEAMWORK AND BE CLEAR ON EXPECTATIONS

All team members should know the expected behavior required for “teamwork.”

  • Always discuss and document specific examples of teamwork activity that the team members expect of each other.
  • Never presume that everyone is on the same wavelength and that a common understanding of teamwork exists.
  • Hold all team players personally responsible for doing the things discussed at meetings. The team clearly needs to understand teamwork.

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14 Commonly Misused Words in the Legal Industry
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