Due largely to the economic downturn, spurred by the financial crisis in recent years, as well as a rapidly shifting marketplace, there has been increasing pressure placed on law firms to reduce legal fees.
There's the legal assistant who says she succeeded at interviews only after dying her graying hair. There's the young new paralegal whose date of birth was revealed to other employees at her firm—by the firm's manager, no less. Then there's the male paralegal student who's concerned about finding a job in a historically female-dominated profession. Legal staff who don't fit the ''norm'' may feel slighted; some even claim that they've faced discrimination in the past. But do the personal stories add up to age- and gender-related prejudice, or simply indicate a (lawful) preference for one candidate over another?
Wondering if there is a law firm position that is right for you? We'll take you through what it means to work in various capacities at a law firm. Whether you want to be a receptionist or a chief financial officer, we have the law firm-specific definition of the tasks required of the position right here (and likely the job for you, as well).