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Fear of Delegation

Probably the toughest part of being a new lawyer is learning when and how to delegate. Like the business side of practicing law, this is one thing that law schools do not prepare you for. It can be even more difficult when you have been practicing law for about 5 minutes, and your paralegal has ...

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  1. Great post! As a paralegal, I could not agree more with your view that law is a team profession. While no one position is inherently “better” than another, our roles are different. The most efficient law firm managers know how to utilize each role for maximum effect.

    I would suggest, though, that if you have both paralegals AND secretaries at your firm, it may be more efficient when possible to delegate a non-billable task like making copies to a secretary and to assign your paralegal substantive, and therefore billable, work.