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Re: Junior Associates = paralegal is huge flame

Postby anyriotgirl » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:06 pm

alphasteve wrote:
anyriotgirl wrote:I am a paralegal (for another week anyways) and here are some things I do:

Draft complaints
Draft motions to compel (usually response to disc)
Draft discovery (before and after the judgment)
Save ECF bounces and send calendar appointments
Draft the first draft of our monthly client report letter
Draft motions for default and summary judgment (affidavits, brief, motion papers)
Someone let me draft an objection once and it was great
Cite check
Prepare and organize depo exhibits
Asset research/corporate research
Random requests that the secretaries can't handle (ie can you look this thing up for me)
Once they let me research how default motions work in another state for some work they want to bid on.
Calculate damages, amounts owed, interest, liquids, attorneys fees (can get complicated)
Proofread
Document review

I generally work on one specific type of litigation, like Nony mentioned. I don't do legal research, my firm has law clerks for that. I have no idea to what extent the above qualifies as "legal work," but for science I have explained my job.


And now I will be printing this off and sending it to the paralegals I use.


lol good luck with your boomer shrews steeb

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Re: Junior Associates = paralegal is huge flame

Postby 09042014 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:22 pm

anyriotgirl wrote:
alphasteve wrote:
anyriotgirl wrote:I am a paralegal (for another week anyways) and here are some things I do:

Draft complaints
Draft motions to compel (usually response to disc)
Draft discovery (before and after the judgment)

Save ECF bounces and send calendar appointments
Draft the first draft of our monthly client report letter
Draft motions for default and summary judgment (affidavits, brief, motion papers)
Someone let me draft an objection once and it was great
Cite check Will do, but so poorly you'll never ask again.
Prepare and organize depo exhibits
Asset research/corporate research
Random requests that the secretaries can't handle (ie can you look this thing up for me)
Once they let me research how default motions work in another state for some work they want to bid on.
Calculate damages, amounts owed, interest, liquids, attorneys fees (can get complicated)
Proofread I'm not your assistant!
Document review

I generally work on one specific type of litigation, like Nony mentioned. I don't do legal research, my firm has law clerks for that. I have no idea to what extent the above qualifies as "legal work," but for science I have explained my job.


And now I will be printing this off and sending it to the paralegals I use.


lol good luck with your boomer shrews steeb


Steeb,

see my edits.

Cheniqua



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