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A law office typically has many employees in addition to the lawyers. Knowing who these people are and what they do may help you to be a more informed client and thereby facilitate the effectiveness of your legal representation.
Typically, the staff may include some of the following people:
Partners: People commonly refer to the owners of a law firm as being the partners. It is very prestigious for a lawyer to become a partner of his or her law firm. Partners are usually the most experienced lawyers in a firm.
Associates: Lawyers who are employed by a firm but who are not owners are usually called associates. Generally, associates are very good lawyers and they typically have the workload assigned them by the partners of the firm.
Contract Lawyers: A firm will sometimes hire outside lawyers as independent contractors to do part-time work.
Law Clerks: It has been a tradition for as long as there have been lawyers to have law students clerk for firms while they are going to law school. They will do legal research and otherwise assist lawyers in preparing cases and working on other law-related matters. Hiring a law clerk is one way for a firm to recruit new lawyers.
Legal Assistants: This is really a catchall term that is sometimes used by law firms to describe anyone in a law office who assists in working on legal matters. It may include paralegals, legal secretaries, and other support staff.
Receptionists: A firm of any size may have a legal receptionist. Typically this is the initial contact with the outside world.
Be prepared to speak to your lawyer...
Being unprepared can end up costing you money, because it will take longer for the lawyer you hire to get up to speed on your personal injury matter.
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