Many new lawyers graduate from law school with technological skills and a mind brimming with legal knowledge.  We are accustomed to self-sufficiency and have probably never had an assistant.  However, once attorneys enter the field, their time becomes limited.  An assistant can be essential to an attorney’s success.  An assistant offers a “lifeline” to the organization.  Assistants also help attorneys out of binds in addition to answering questions about legal practice.   Remember the following key points to work efficiently with assistants from the first day and throughout career development.

 

Source: ABA Young Lawyers Division