No joy beats that of a new lawyer who is about to start earning some cash. You can not stop imagining yourself in front of the judge and being a hero. But wait, are you truly prepared. Do you have any idea of what is expected of you at work? By knowing what you should or should not do will help you a great deal. It will help you survive the humongous world of law.
First in the list of what to do is to form a good relationship with the office assistant. Associates may look like they are more in control but there is more to this statement. The reason why this is important is discussed in the next point. Every company has an assistant who greets and serves walk-in clients. Everyone who works in the office and any visitor depends heavily on them for any assistance. That is because they know everything that has to do with the office. You can get all information regarding the court or even how your employer prefers his stuff don. You can never get lost when you are friends with the office assistant.
It would be best if you also had someone you look up to. Your law school teacher will not spoon-feed you everything there is to know about the law. Your workplace is like your second school once you are done studying law. A mentor helps the learning process much more comfortable and quicker. Mentors will guide you into knowing when to speak and what to say in court. You get to know how to get a client compensated and what to do when a client gives you headaches.
Lines not to cross.
Everything that is to do with work should be off social media. Unimaginable things can happen when you are at work. Some will be funny while some frustrating that may be tempting to share with your media friends. It is not only immoral but also breaks the client’s privacy. You never know who is reading and the word may reach your boss.
You may get fired. You should strive to stay in communication with your clients. Some lawyers do not see a big deal when they snub a client’s call. It could be because they do not have a solution or answer to a specific query from the client. Such acts should never be condoned. It does not cost you much to pick the phone and tell the customer what is happening.
If you do the above mentioned and avoid the latter, you will soar high in your career.