The Reporter E-Letter – October 2013

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The Reporter E-Letter – October 2013

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October 2013

From the President

Our court reporters, rooms, videographers, and interpreters can be immediately scheduled all at once in convenient locations in any city nationwide. Many of our clients have realized how much time we can save them and now take advantage of this service to lessen the stresses of their jobs. We hope that you continue to utilize our services in this way, along with your court reporting needs locally.

As always, we welcome your suggestions and comments about this e-newsletter and we would like to share articles you have written about discovery with our readers, as well.

Best regards,
Sheila Atkinson-Baker

A Legal Secretary Tale

By Patricia O’Neill

One of my hobbies is going to folk clubs. I do comic songs, and once I made up some doggerel about things which can go awry in a legal office – for instance, an inexperienced casual receptionist telling a client point-blank that the legal eagle is too busy to talk to him or her, rather than “talking round the subject,” explaining the fee-earner is presently occupied, and taking a message. I do not want to alarm any budding young legal secretaries by mentioning solely things that can go amiss, however.

I became a legal secretary in my mid- to late-forties and quite by accident. An agency sent me to “temp” in a small firm which at the time did a mixture of various types of law. A few months after my booking finished, the boss of the firm phoned and asked if I would like a permanent job, and, thinking of the saying about gift horses and mouths, I accepted. At first I was the overflow secretary, helping out mainly with conveyancing but also with some family and criminal work. Over a few years the dynamics of the firm changed, and my boss became a sole trader and I was still his secretary.

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