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My fabulous legal assistant is leaving at the end of the year to focus on her mayoral campaign. I live in a very rural area & there are no legal assistants around. Everyone applying have just work… more

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Question for y'all - How often do you all get asked to work OT, especially for in-office work?

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Started as a baby legal assistant about ten years ago at a transactional firm - now the majority (seven years) of my experience is in litigation. I am wanting to move more toward transactional or in-… more

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The insurance company I work for outsourced a huge majority of my work to a third party, ontellus 🤮. I am not longer able to bill for NPNP, SDT and CNOS. I received 5 separate NPNPs from ontellus t… more

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How do you keep track of billing? Worked in house for a decade. Made recent move to a billable firm.

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Seeking Advice - appreciate any insights re move to in-house from Big Law (in DC) for better WLB/compensation. Avg. paralegal/legal staff salary? Companies recs? Preferably but not limited to the DC a… more

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Ever been let go before your billable time entries were in? Was let go today and not all of my time made it in as it was due next week. I’m expecting a heavy payout but I’m wondering if they can withh… more

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Oh man….I totally screwed up docketing a filing deadline. Realized it 3 days past the due date. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Got everything filed but feel like a complete idiot & total failure at life. I’ve been doing… more

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Any big law paralegals/atttnys feel overwhelmed by their work to the point that they feel sick when they login? I have been a corp paralegal for 3 yrs; it’s always been challenging, especially as some… more

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I’m curious if your firm expects you to respond to discovery? What are the procedures you have to follow when it comes to discovery?

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Has anyone ever gone on disability at a law firm where you’re the only paralegal to the partner of the firm? I’m worried I’ll be replaced while I’m out or that I’ll be letting him down. I’m already be… more

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I have my first case review I am kind of nervous about it, wish me luck. I am not scared, I am just nervous about it.

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I’m currently working at a law firm in San Diego specializing in coastal property rights as a litigation paralegal and legal assistant. We received a minute order from a preliminary injunction hearing… more

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How do all of you deal with unbalanced workload allocation? As a high performer I’m expected to carry a large volume of deals, which I understand, but I’ve reached my limit. I’ve expressed this to my… more

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Where are some places to post paralegal jobs? I have a few opening at various firms and having some trouble getting traction. I’m a New York recruiter and and have one spot at a Queens PI/ Labor l… more

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Where do you find the time to get everything done in the day when you have multiple partners, associates and equity partners that interrupt you and want things turned around immediately while simultan… more

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Ok guys. I am a lawyer. Solo practice. My husband is a former professor who did not get tenure and quit academia. He has been working as my paralegal for several years and is brilliant at it. I only … more

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How does one approach management about performance reviews? In every position I’ve had prior to my current one, reviews have been organized by management, and fairly regular, but I’ve been at my curre… more

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I’m in the process of being “poached” by a V25 firm and afraid I’ll miss my current firm’s profit sharing contribution that is usually allocated by the end of April. The amount is typically 8-10k. Is … more

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A week ago, HR is asking me if there’s anything the company can do to help alleviate my mental health issues because I am basically drowning. 😀 This week, they’re calling me and harassing me about no… more

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What’s a good salary range for an in-house insurance defense paralegal (5+ yrs experience)? I’m not finding much information for in house paralegals.

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What would you consider an appropriate salary for a NYC corporate paralegal with 7 years experience at AmLaw 100 firms. Billing 1800+ hours in pandemic year and 2000+ otherwise. stellar reviews, can … more

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New attorney. Worked as a paralegal at various jobs in pre law. Just wanted to come on here and say that y'all are the GOATS and I would be dead in the water without my stellar paralegals getting … more

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Thought about this while contemplating taking time off to cope with life.

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Any paralegals out there that have worked for just awful attorneys? My previous supervising attorney would forge my notary signature, force me to work off the clock and while on vacation, and basicall… more

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We are looking for a highly-qualified and multi-faceted Business Immigration Paralegals (NIVs and IVs) who can also prepare Adjustments for our extremely (very extremely) busy practice in Northern New… more

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As support staff, I know we're here to make things easier and what not. But is anyone else dealing with their attorneys suddenly not wanting to do ANYTHING and just overall making things more diff… more

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Are there any paralegals making a move to associate or wanting to make a move to associate?

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First year Paralegal here - graduated from a small liberal arts school and have been working in the corporate practice at a well ranked firm. The majority of my experience has been working in private … more

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approximately how long should these tasks take, TOTAL? (A) file a notice of taking deposition, calendar date, schedule reporter (date was already coordinated by scheduler) (B) file a lawsuit (docume… more

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Is it normal for attorneys to barely read emails, not communicate, and keep you at the margins as an assistant? I went from having pretty good communication at my previous firm to barely getting respo… more

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What’s the average Christmas bonus you get? Does it depend on years with the firm?

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I started at my office over a year and a half ago as a legal assistant. I moved up to a paralegal role in December, but once Covid hit and we let some people go, I was given some of the responsibiliti… more

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Any fund formation/banking paralegals here? Or just in-house in general? I am considering a switch from law firm life to a bank and the role involves supporting their investment fund formation practic… more

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I started a new job in May. I took a step down from Paralegal to Legal Asst. At my interview I was told that to them the title was interchangeable & I would be doing Paralegal work, especially con… more

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Of the many binders you have made in your career, what percentage of those binders do you think were actually used? I do a lot of trial prep and I'd say most of the binders I prepare don't eve… more

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Are there any paralegals in this group who have their Masters in Legal Studies or Masters in Paralegal studies? I just want to know what your experience was like and if you find having your Masters he… more

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