rad lulz wrote:
rad lulz wrote:I don't have a secretary and I don't need one.
Also if she is a rainmaker's long tine secretary, then yes, she is more important than some know-nothing, overcompensated 2L who reappears occasionally to get free lunches and vomit out shit pure shit memoranda.
OP mentioned this, but several times assigning associates and partners will TELL you to give this to your secretary. i was in a very similar situation to OP. I was given a secretary that was also working for a top partner. i didn't expect to give her any work, but parts of my assignments were really low level stuff (like making labels for a deal closing) and an assigning attorney explicitly said to give it to my secretary b/c he wanted me to do more pressing things on the matter (deal was closing next day). you don't really have a choice here. i gave her the work, and she gave me attitude. this happened once or twice more during the summer. sometimes the partner would only 'recommend' i give it to my secretary. i still gave it to her. what would i tell my partner if it somehow came up i actually did it instead - 'oh my bad, i decided to do it myself in the end even though we both knew i was swamped b/c i was too much of a pussy to give it to my secretary, even though this is what shes hired to do.' i tried to be polite as possible and told her this was for another partner but she didn't really care. oh well
i still got an offer. OP just be as cordial and nice as possible. keep your cool. people know there are some weird social dynamics w/ secretaries and summer associates, but they assign them to you for a reason so you get used to working with them. not a big deal if this is your only issue during the summer