6 Toxic Personalities No Law Firm Should Employ


Running a law firm depends largely on legal assistants and non-lawyer staff members. This includes virtual assistants as well as those who sit in your physical space. These are the people who running a law firm easier – they interact with clients, handle the workflow in your office, and in many cases function as the face of your firm.

When I was younger (damn, I sound older than my 40 years) I was running a law firm with a pretty decent-sized staff. We handled bankruptcy, real estate and personal injury work in the firm, and the hive was always buzzing with activity. From time to time I would get an employee who just wasn’t working out. Unfortunately, that realization often came after I was reliant upon that staff member to perform a certain job function. At the time I was concentrating more on running a law firm than managing my staff (a mistake in hindsight, I know – but with experience comes wisdom).

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