Law firm owners are legal entrepreneurs who always work to offer victory to their clients to create a marvellous reputation for themselves. As a new lawyer who is joining a law firm, it is expected of you to show elite competence not only on the side of legal practice but also on the aspect of being organised and always be on point. Straight from the first day, you will be observed by both office mates and the manager, so you need to be up to the task to please your boss.
- Know All the Firm Objectives and Mandate
Yes, the main goal of many law firms is customer victory and satisfaction but there are other firms that have their own mandate. As a new lawyer, go through the rules of the firm and get a perfect understanding of what is expected of you. Don’t go there and start looking for the average lawyer salary, first learn what is expected of you so that you familiarise yourself with the environment.
- Copies Need to Be Accurate
You and your office go to court to represent a client and on reaching there; you find out that you have carried the wrong copies. Who is to blame? The senior lawyers of course but you would earn credit if you can stop such issues by always planning well and prior. Make sure that you review copies and ensure that they are the perfect ones before you go to court. If you fold your hands and wait, you will prove yourself to be no useful and you will be expelled soon. Most of the case files are always mixed up so if you want to create a name for yourself, start by sorting out all these things together.
- Get Things Done
As a new recruit in the firm, you are still building your careers in law. Make calls, make sure that you organise for transport and anything that will be needed during the whole process. Sometimes you should be the one to call a catering company to bring lunch or meals for your seniors if they are so busy to do so. You should smoothen every process and make your seniors have an easy flow of work so that you create a name for yourself. This is the best way to ensure that you enhance your career and reputation in law.
Other things will be on the general legal practice where you are supposed not to bring cases from the wrong Jurisdiction. Your boss expects a lot of mistakes from you but not so many to an extent that you compromise the activities of the law firm. You will have expected to learn a lot and ask a lot of questions. Be very attentive because it will not be for long before you start going for your own practice. Always make sure that you put the interests of your client first before you proceed further.