Anymore, your process for how to hire a legal assistant takes more than just slapping together a quick job description and posting it in your bar association’s quarterly print magazine.
For starters, the “legal assistant” position means very different things to people. Your firm’s idea of a “legal assistant” may be wildly different than your competitors’, firms outside your practice area, or the applicant pool.
And how you hire a legal assistant will depend on the skills and competencies you covet, the values and culture your firm projects, your expectations about their work experience, tenure, compensation, and formal education.
And, as with any new member of your law firm’s team, you’ll need to make your organizational chart clear and your job description as useful as possible before you begin recruiting and interviewing.