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Easy as 1-2-3

5 Ways Support Staff Are Instrumental to Your Practice

By Jared Correia

For every attorney-paralegal relationship that is built on a foundation of mutual respect and admiration, there are several razed under constant consternation, engendered by a sense of entitlement on the lawyer’s part. For every long-standing relationship between a lawyer and his office manager, there are several that won’t even last a year, as part of a larger cycle of constant ingress and egress. This equation could be reversed, however, if more lawyers recognized the true value of support staff, by treating them as colleagues within the context of a team environment, and abandoning the de facto caste system … READ THE REST

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Jared Correia Jared Correia

Jared D. Correia is CEO of Red Cave Law Firm Consulting, which offers subscription-based law firm business management consulting services for law firms, bar associations and corporations. Red Cave also works with legal vendors to develop programming and content. Jared is also COO of Gideon Software, Inc., which offers intelligent messaging and predictive analytics software built exclusively for law firms. A former practicing attorney, Jared has been providing services to lawyers and law firms for over a decade. He is a regular presenter at events and regularly contributes to legal publications, including his Attorney at Work column, Managing, his advice column for Lawyerist and his column for Above the Law focused on legal technology startups. He is host of the Legal Toolkit podcast and teaches for Concord Law School, Suffolk University Law School, Solo Practice University and Becker College. He loves James Taylor, but respects Ron Swanson.

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