By being able to identify necessary documents for a case, organize those documents and present them to the attorney, a legal assistant is adding tremendous value to his/her office. Since attorney’s time is so valuable it is important for he/she to trust the support staff around them to ensure that any documents relevant to the case are easy to find, filled with correct information, and in proper form. The Legal Staff School teaches you document management strategies that are utilized by law firms nationwide.
Some areas of law, such as estate law, can be incredibly document driven and not having the proper information can lead to an unproductive day. Legal assistants are tasked with ensuring their team is properly prepared for upcoming meetings and court sessions. You will often see estate attorneys operate as a sole practitioner, but with a strong network of legal assistants and paralegals.