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What are the duties of a legal staff?
A legal firm legal staff is determined by the size of the law firm. Law firms vary widely in size. The smallest law firms are sole proprietorships which have one lawyer working for himself. In this case, he has no employees, let alone a secretary. The duties of a legal staff are many. However, they depend on various contexts, and mainly the size and the specialization of a law firm. Before dwelling on the subject too much, of all legal staff duties it is important to understand the context of the size and types of law firms.
The type of law firms in the sector follow a certain system called an arrangement. The commonplace arrangements include the following;
- Sole proprietorship; this is wherein the attorney is the owner of the firm and he is overall in the liability, loss and profit of the firm.
- General partnership is whereby all the attorneys in the firm are entitled to an equal share of the firm’s loss, liability and profits.
- Corporations that address attorneys like a corporation. These corporations mainly deal with very high profile cases and may represent government officials.
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