Former Employee Not putting
in Florida City, - Reviewed on June 26, 2019
Advice to law firm management: Maybe be nice to people. And don't say to someone "you should be crying," when they have offered an extra week's notice to train someone new and the new person isn't quite grasping simple concepts.
To the management: I would say.... take a look at your turnover rate and wonder why??? This applies in both the attorney and support staff positions. A lot of people would kill to work in the criminal law field in private practice... why are they all running for the hills after working for you for 3 months? Be honest with yourselves and do not blame the individuals for having "different paths" or whatever you tell yourselves. I've spoken to those people and their reasons are pretty much consistent across the board: their exit was due to the internal management of the firm.
I would also advise "the people in charge" to take a refresher class in FL's Professional Responsibility or re-take the MPRE.
Pros: Cool case material. Fast paced and you hardly notice the day going by, until you have to deal with the internal politics of the firm.
Cons: Where to even begin?
Management: i.e. the head partner and one administrator will treat everyone with such disrespect it's amazing. There is a so-called 90 day probationary period and you have to wait A YEAR to accrue any vacation. Ridiculous. Oh and none of these so-called policies are in writing. So have a great time navigating the whims of the administrator who makes up rules at will. If you are support staff, you are encouraged to "tattle" on the lawyers you work with. That does nothing but undermine the relationship with your direct supervisors.
Partners to Avoid and Why: John Musca himself and the "head" administrator who only has an Associates Degree but acts like she's been an attorney for years.
Favorite Things About this Firm: Absolutely loved the work I did. It was a shame that the firm was so corrupted from the inside that it affected staying with the firm.