The Reporter – November 2019

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The Reporter – November 2019

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IN THIS ISSUE:
  • Five Tips for Working with Multiple Attorneys
  • The Importance of Legal Secretaries in the Digital Age
  • Nine Client Interview Questions to Add to your Intake Process
  • Soft Skills You Need to Succeed in Legal
  • How to Deal with Constructive Feedback

From the President

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Have a productive month!

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Five Tips for Working with Multiple Attorneys

By Jennifer Anderson

Imagine this scene:

A paralegal sits at her desk, waiting for her computer to complete yet another automated update. Attorney #1 walks into her cubicle:

Attorney #1: “I’ve got a trial in two weeks and I need you to put together jury instructions by Monday morning. Everything you need can be found in the Complaint, First Amended Complaint, Second Amended Complaint, and the Answers to each complaint.”

She drops a five-inch thick file folder on her desk and walks out. Just as our paralegal starts flipping through the folder, Attorney #2 appears.

Attorney #2: “I need you to cite-check this motion for summary judgment and prepare all of the supporting declarations, with evidence. It’s not due for two weeks but my vacation starts on Saturday, so I need this done before you leave Friday.

Paralegal: “But… I’ve got a big assignment for Attorney #1 due…”

Attorney #2: “Work it out with her.”

 

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The Importance of Legal Secretaries in the Digital Age
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Nine Client Interview Questions to Add to your Intake Process
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  • Soft Skills You Need to Succeed in Legal
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  • How to Deal with Constructive Feedback
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