The majority of first-year associates have no idea how to interact with law firm staff. After seven years spent preparing to be attorneys, some get a one-hour human resources seminar on staff relations. Most get no training at all in this key aspect of their careers. The legal secretary can and should be a sage and savvy ally who covers her attorney's back and lights the path to greatness, says columnist The Assistant-at-Law, who offers a few simple do's and don'ts to get new lawyers off to the right start.
Staff Relations 101: What Every New Associate Needs to Know
October 9, 2007