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Does My Dog Have Rights? Why Do Courts Value Pets As Property?

We love our pets. They welcome us home with love and kisses, we consider them family, and Americans spend billions of dollars on them yearly – specifically $61 billion.

With so much love for our furry friends, why haven’t our laws kept up to speed with how we value our pets should something go wrong? It may surprise some people to hear this, but cats and dogs are considered simple property in the eyes of the law with no additional value; no different than a microwave or sofa.

With pets being considered members of the family by most, the law is starting to reflect these changes – yet very slowly.

In custody cases, we’re starting to see some judges talk about the best interests of Fido or Fluffy, and which home is better suited for the pet. We’re also seeing some states flirting with the idea of potentially allowing wrongful death cases brought by pet owners in certain circumstances.

With more and more people buying pet insurance in order to better-protect their fiends from injury, cancer, or other ailments, the natural next step may be to allow pet owners to pursue claims against veterinarians for poor treatment or negligence; essentially a medical malpractice claim.

Veterinarians have long-benefited from the emotional relationships we have with our animals, and many people believe that they should also be held responsible when their actions result in the further injury or death of their pet.

The problem is that courts consider pets as property. If we begin giving legal status to pets, though, where do we end up?

Where Do We Draw The Line?

If our animals are legally treated similar to humans, do we lose rights as pet owners? Do we suddenly have to go to court to determine if we can spay or neuter our pet?

The ultimate answer is that a dog or a cat is still an animal, certainly one to be protected and loved – but not a human with the ability to make decisions for itself.

I think we all should certainly be able to recover, through the court process, the emotional and sentimental value of any loss caused by another person’s negligence or actions, including when that involves a pet. I think most people would agree with this in principal, but by the letter of the law, you’re not likely to be compensated for emotional damages or sentimental value.

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Legal Assistant’s Corner: We Don’t Know It All

I work in a small general practice law firm. Despite that description, I am not familiar with every area of law. There are dozens of areas of law, some broad in scope and others very specific. Some law firms opt to practice in limited areas of law while others, like the one I work in, practice in several areas of law. There are benefits and drawbacks to each law firm model; however, I prefer working in general practice firms because they provide diversity each day. Forrest Gump famously said, “… life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” The same is true with general practice law firms.

Unfortunately, “general practice” commonly confuses, well, just about everyone. Friends and family members ask me questions concerning all kinds of law which is all well, fine and good except when I tell them I don’t have the faintest idea because I’ve never worked in that area of law before. They are almost always dumbfounded when I don’t know anything of substance about copyrights, patents, bankruptcy or the dozens of other legal areas I’ve failed to work in (yet). Folks apparently assume and/or believe that once someone starts working in the legal field, they are automatically bestowed with knowledge of all things legal, which couldn’t be further from the truth.

In addition to failing to know everything about law, I also don’t know everything about the following legal things:

  1. All legal procedures;
  2. All Latin terms;
  3. All laws/statutes/rules/codes;
  4. All lawyers/judges;
  5. All current events concerning the legal arena; and,
  6. On and on, ad nauseam (<— see what I did there?).

While it pains me to admit it, I don’t actually know it all. Google is my bestie, yo!

© 4/24/2018 Hunt & Associates, P.C. All rights reserved.

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Deposition FAQs, Tips and Tricks

You have been called upon to give sworn testimony via deposition. Thorough preparation on your part is essential. Following are answers to frequently asked questions along with some tips and tricks to make your deposition go smoothly.

DEPOSITION FAQ’s

  • What is a deposition?

A deposition is the process of giving sworn testimony. It is an opportunity for a lawyer to examine a witness or party under oath.

  • Who can be deposed?

Any person (or entity) with knowledge of discoverable information regarding the lawsuit.

  • Why is a deposition important?

A deposition allows a party to:

  • Pin down another party or a witness.
  • Eliminate surprises at trial.
  • Find other witnesses or evidence.
  • Preserve testimony for trial.
  • Evaluate the credibility of the deponent.
  • Obtain information from nonparty witnesses.
  • Preserve testimony of witnesses who may be unavailable at trial.
  • Challenge the testimony of the party or witness.
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their case and their opponent’s case.
  • Where will my deposition take place?

Depositions typically take place in the conference room of the attorney for the party being deposed. While there is some bit of maneuvering as to where a deposition will take place, tradition dictates that your deposition is to take place at your lawyer’s office.

Additionally, in Oregon, you can only be deposed in the county in which you live. For example, if you live in Multnomah County and are noticed to appear in Washington County, you may be able to object to the location of the deposition.

  • Who will be in the room?

All parties to a lawsuit and their respective attorneys are allowed to attend a deposition. The deponent (person being deposed) will be present and is also allowed to have their attorney in attendance. There will also be a court reporter and, possibly, a videographer.

  • When are depositions usually taken?

A deposition can be taken at any time after an appearance is due from a defendant in a case, usually 30 days after service of the summons and complaint.

The timing of depositions is also dependent on the case and strategic issues.

DEPOSITION QUICK TIPS

Always tell the truth. Prior to beginning your deposition, the court reporter will place you under oath. Lying or being untruthful will only make a situation worse.

Answer only the question that is being asked. The examiner is not your friend. You are not to volunteer information or help the examiner in any way. This is not the time for oversharing.

Wait for the entire question to be asked before responding. There is nothing worse than doing the lawyer’s job for him – listen to the entire question and don’t answer what you think he is asking.

If you do not understand a question, ask the attorney to clarify it. Again, the lawyer is asking you questions. Do not help him out by guessing at what he is asking you.

Do not ever guess or estimate. What you say in a deposition will follow you for the rest of the case – a poor guess at a deposition may undermine you at trial.

Speak slowly, calmly, and confidently. Be aware that the deposition is likely recorded and can be played back at trial. Regardless of the questioning keep your composure and remain calm.

Do not argue, get mad, swear, or raise your voice. Assume that this deposition transcript will be published on the front page of the New York Times – how do you want to come across to a jury of your peers?

Sit up straight and dress appropriately. You want to be comfortable yet professional. In my experience, dressing the part aids your confidence which leads to a less stressful deposition. In some cases, your deposition may be videotaped and you will want to look pleasant for the jury.

Answer only as to what you know. For example, if you are asked to provide the names of all persons present at a meeting but you cannot remember the names of all parties in attendance, answering “I cannot recall” is appropriate. If you are asked to state the names of all persons present at a meeting that you did not attend the proper response is “I do not know”.

Ask to see exhibits. If an examiner asks you about a document, always look at it before answering questions. Be careful to make sure that the document is accurate – if it is not, say something.

If you need to take a break ask for a break, or nudge your lawyer.

If you make an error, tell your attorney so it can be corrected during the deposition. There is nothing worse than leaving an incorrect statement on the record. Be sure to talk to your lawyer at a break and correct whatever errors there may be. It is easier to fix at the deposition than in the middle of trial.

Never say “never” or “always”. There is always an exception and, if you are too absolute, a smart adverse attorney will find it and undermine your credibility.

Preparation is the key to being an effective witness so make sure that you discuss any areas of concern with your attorney and review all pertinent documents prior to your deposition.

© 9/18/2018 Hunt & Associates, P.C. All rights reserved.

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BigLaw And Millennials: Peas In A Pod

Almost every day, we see yet another article on millennials; they are examined, poked, and prodded to determine just exactly what they are and why they are not like the rest of us.

I would argue to the contrary. They are just like the rest of us – only better. Millennials represent the hopes and dreams of the generation that came before them. We made them, hence we should already understand them.

Yes, the Baby Boomers (and those just a bit younger) raised millennials in the same way that BigLaw – the world’s biggest and most successful law firms – trains its young lawyers. Like parents, partners teach associates best practices. They are models for what works and what doesn’t. BigLaw creates environments, activities, and committees geared toward pleasing its associates. In more ways than one, partners praise associates, in particular for their adept use of various technologies. In fact, BigLaw continues to offer associates – as a matter of course – the most advanced technology on the market.

BigLaw parents taught their progeny to appreciate time away from work as much (or more) than time in the office. Women and minority lawyers, who had to work longer and harder to get noticed and promoted, taught their boys and girls that everyone should be held to the same standards; their children were taught not to accept anything less. As BigLaw parents of every stripe worked diligently to climb the ladder of success, they taught their children that being the best, at both recreational and academic pursuits, is paramount.

The Baby Boomers expanded BigLaw practice beyond the regional, to the national and international. As their practices grew, they encouraged their offspring to be local and global – as both learners and leaders. BigLaw parents taught independence; their children learned it. And, following suit, BigLaw parents were able to praise their children for yet another achievement.

It should not be a surprise that Baby Boomers created millennials. As in many other endeavors, we did a good job. Studies routinely show that millennials are the most highly-educated generation to date. Some may observe that millennials appear “entitled”, but millennials believe that everyone else is also entitled. They are a generous and giving generation, as highlighted in just about every published report that statistically analyzes millennials. Indeed, the annual Deloitte Millennial Surveys confirm, again and again, that millennials prefer to work with organizations that have a purpose beyond financial gain.

Is it bad that millennials want to believe in the social missions of their employers, rather than simply their professional purposes? After all, some of the work of young lawyers may be entry level or may not provide the most exciting content, and learning to do it well may be an all day and all night proposition. Yes, BigLaw’s Baby Boomers worked 24/7. No, they did not enjoy it. The difference is that (their) millennials were not raised to grin and bear it; they were raised to work hard, add value, and fight for what they believe in.

BigLaw: the challenge is to embrace millennials, to understand and serve their professional goals, and to give them something to believe in. It would be a shame to let all of your hard work go to waste – and to watch as your exquisite peas find another pod to call work, life, balance.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/9943123

Legal Assistant’s Corner: We Do Know What We Know

One of the readers of my previous article commented: “While I don’t know everything, I do know what I know.” Despite my admission that legal assistants don’t know everything related to law, there are circumstances in which we do know everything.

Legal assistants are the detailers of the legal profession. We make the attorney’s vision of their solution to a client’s problem come to fruition. We get ‘er done.

Many attorneys only understand their part in the process, e.g., doling out legal advice to the client, representing the client in court, and wording documentation to best represent the client, etc.; however, they don’t always understand the details of the process such as proper formatting/dissemination of documentation, which documentation would be most efficient to serve the client’s needs, and so on.

On the flip side of this equation is the client’s misunderstanding of a legal assistant’s role in their case. Clients often only consider us obstacles by questioning us, our knowledge, and our methods – they will sometimes even flat out argue with us. We take into consideration that you’re passionate about your case and want it done how you want it done; however, what you may view as a simple straight line from A to B actually requires detours through A(1), A(2), A(3), and so on.

You have entrusted the attorney you hired to represent you to the best of their ability. The attorney has entrusted the legal assistant(s) they hired to help them accomplish their end goals. Legal assistants are constantly honing their red tape cutting skills to a fine edge and, while individual methods may vary from office to office, we all know what we are doing… at least most of the time.

© 5/17/2018 Hunt & Associates, PC. All rights reserved.

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The Thin Line Between Morality & Law

If one eats meat, in a place where majority abstain from taking it, would that person be liable to punishment? What if one takes part in a protest for more Democratic space, which has been proscribed by the Government, is that person justified in his/her cause? Are the police justified to kill in the commission of crime so as to protect innocent lives, with many viewing taking of another life no matter the situation as wrong?

The above questions test our very fundamental values & principles as what is considered Immoral by others is legal according to the Laws of the land, and vice- versa.

Thus creating a thin line between Morality & Law, sometimes so thin that is indistinguishable from the other, even some consider them interdependent. But in varying circumstances, the line is clear with each governed by its own values & principles.

According to Collins Dictionary, Morality is the belief that some behavior is right & acceptable and that the other behavior is wrong. In broader terms is a system of principles & values concerning people’s behavior, which is generally accepted by society or by particular group of people.

Then if one eats meat in a place where majority abstains from it due to their beliefs & principles, he/she will be considered immoral. Another example is if one engages in pre-marital sex, in a society where marriage before sex is a taboo, then they’re also immoral.

By committing such taboos are we liable to be punished, is there any basis to punish those who have gone against the accepted norms set by the society. To be fair, these are principles that have guided our society even before our Grandparents were born and served as a yard stick for generations.

According to Wikipedia, Law is a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior or in broader term a system that regulates and ensures that individuals or community adhere to the will of the state.

Hence, if one takes part in an unlawful protest, no matter how right the reasons are or align with their innate beliefs & principles e.g. agitating for more Democratic space in a country. They will face the full force of the law as enshrined in the constitution and enforced by relevant institutions.

But if one takes meat in a society where it’s a taboo, the person will be wrong according to the society but legally right to the law or engages in pre-marital sex, the situation will still be the same.

In some cases, what is morally wrong in the society can also be illegal, for example in Islamic societies engaging in pre or extra- marital affairs is not only a sin but also illegal with punishment meted in line with the Quran. In such societies, it’s hard to distinguish between Law & Morality as our Moral Compass forms the basis in creating Laws that govern us and enforced by Institutions.

Some have gone further stating the majority of laws passed are indeed guided by our Moral value, which is true, for example what has been considered generally wrong by the society e.g. public nudity can be enacted & passed into law prohibiting such behavior with Consequences if violated.

In such a scenario, there’s no line to distinguish between Law & Morality as they are interdependent and one serve as a basis in the formation of the other. Good examples are countries with State Religion e.g. Islamic countries like Iran, Pakistan where Sharia law based on the Quran forms the foundation of laws enacted by the Government.

But in modern Western Democratic countries, there’s a clear line between Law & Morality and are independent of each other. For example Abortion is a taboo in many societies and laws enacted outlawing it. In the west, the Rationality of Law takes precedence and the mother has the Right either to keep or terminate the pregnancy. Hence emphasis is on the Rights of an Individual than the collective conscience of the Society.

Just as the saying goes another man meat is another man’s poison, in Law & Morality what is considered morally wrong in one society is legally right in another and vice versa. The thin line is what keeps them from clashing with each other in matters of Values & Principles and ensuring a somehow balanced society guided by the Rule of Law.

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How to Get Access to the Public Records With Ease

In the United States of America, public records refer to the records that the government collected and archived. And these records are available for the common people to access for free. In simple terms, these records consist of country, state or federal info on a public domain. Anyone who has access to the internet can check out these records. Let’s find out how you can find these public records with ease.

As far as public records are concerned, each state has its own laws that define what a public record is and what is not. However, there are a few types of them that can be called public records all over the world. They are known as the records of death, birth, courts, bankruptcies, civil judgments and arrests, just to name a few. These statistics are available to the whole world for free of charge.

As far as the law is concerned, all of the 50 states of the us have to provide access to the records involving sex offenders. The fact of the matter is that the freedom of information act made it legal for the general public to access these records.

You may be surprised to know as to how much information you can find about someone without any problem. However, most people have no idea that the government agencies and courts maintain large databases of their documents and that most of the data including that which contains personal information of people is available to common people in the form of public records. So, steps should be taken in order to make more and more people aware of the availability of these documents.

How Can You Get Access to The Public Records?

If you want to search for these documents and files, you can choose any of the several methods available. The easiest method is to make a search through your computer. You can make use of any of the background checking services available on the internet.

These services get access to the pr from a number of sources and offer a simple report so you can understand it easily. Searching for the information on your own will be a lot more time consuming. So, using these services is a better idea.

Since there are a lot of background checking companies out there, it may be hard for to choose one. The catch is that all of the providers look about the same, thus making it harder for you to pick one.

So, what service should you choose in this case? Which site should you opt for? As far as our advice is concerned, we suggest that you choose a provider that has a lot of good experts who can help you choose the right background checking service.

The company you choose should be able to provide you with accurate and in-depth information about the person you have on your list. Moreover, the company should be able to offer information quickly. Moreover, if the service charges for its services, you should make sure the service charges are reasonable.

Some providers allow you to perform a few searches for free so you can get a better idea of their service quality. So, you can check out their trial services before paying for the full access.

Hopefully, this article will help you get access to the public records with ease.

Getting access to Public Records is important if you are writing a book or work for a media house. For this, you should check a data search provider, such as Public Records Search.

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Legal Assistant’s Corner: Safeguard Yourself Against Burnout

Being a legal assistant is a high stress position. We are the last step in a long line of steps that ensures pleadings and documents get filed and out on time to whomever they need to go. Everyone wants everything done yesterday, even if they only got their part of it to you ten minutes ago. It’s commonplace for us to take on all responsibility for a project and get it done in an unreasonably short amount of time. We, simply, are magicians; however, it sometimes comes at a steep cost.

Those of us worth our salt don’t simply do as we’re told, we also think through the entire process to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible once it leaves our hands. It is demanded of us to be all things to all people: courteous, friendly, omniscient, error-free and, most of all, F-A-S-T. With the never-ending lightening pace, it’s not uncommon for us to come in early, stay late, skip lunches and breaks, and continually accomplish the seemingly impossible. Following are five suggestions that may help you maintain your sanity:

  1. Don’t Come in Early or Stay Late

Unless it’s a true emergency, there is no reason for any of us to work more than our required scheduled hours. If it starts getting to the point where you can’t accomplish everything being thrown at you by its deadline, it’s time for you to suggest that the company hire on another assistant to help with the workload. It is not your duty to continually take on more and more responsibility until it gets to the point that you are no longer able to maintain your usual work hours. Stop being a martyr.

  1. Take Breaks and Lunches

All states require regular breaks for lunch as well as specified breaks in the morning and afternoon. It’s most important to take those breaks on extremely busy days – it helps tremendously to step away from the chaos, regroup and re-energize. While the breaks won’t keep the stress from creeping in once you’re back at your desk, at least nobody will be demanding anything of you so you can breathe easier for some portion of your day.

  1. Communicate

Make it your number one priority to keep watch over what deadlines are approaching and inform your supervisor about your needs to be able to accomplish what will need to be done. Make sure to build in a cushion for things to go wrong too. Many attorneys (and clients) only focus on when an actual deadline is and won’t account for the amount of time needed to prepare and disseminate the required documentation. It’s your job to be your own advocate so stop being shy and start speaking up!

  1. Don’t Forego Vacation Time

We all need to get away from time to time. It’s good for the soul and will reinvigorate your passion for your chosen field of work. The U.S. seems to value working over taking vacations, but it’s an incredibly shortsighted view. If all we ever do is grind and hustle, we’ll eventually have no more grind or hustle left. Every so often we need to refill our own coffers by getting off of the merry-go-round that is our daily existence. Relax. Go see people, places and things that excite you. You’ll appreciate your job and workplace more after you do.

  1. Leave Work at Work

Most importantly, donot take work home unless it’s absolutely necessary. This includes answering emails and phone calls too. There is very little that can’t wait until the next workday to be accomplished. You’ll have more energy and optimism if you let work live at work alone. Your friends and family will thank you too.

Make sure you put your most important needs first. Speak up, rest and define/maintain your boundaries. In the long run, it’s for everyone’s benefit because, when you regularly follow these steps, you’ll keep making magic happen!

© 9/25/2018 Hunt & Associates, P.C. All rights reserved.

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Everything You Need to Know Before You Fill an NGO Online Registration Form

An NGO is a non-governmental organisation that aims to promote the happiness, wellbeing and comfort of the people of a society. Such societies are not dependent on the government. Most often they work on:

  1. Curbing misuse of power
  2. Remove corruption
  3. Protect the environment
  4. Safeguard vulnerable groups
  5. Aid health of women and children

The Vital Need of NGOs

Because an NGO is separate from the support of the government, it can help democracy work better. Mostly, they do so in two ways:

  • Educate the public:

An NGO teaches the citizens of a nation on how a government works, what it is doing for them and how the work affects the people. They provide crucial information about people in power to the average person. Once the public is informed about politicians and companies, they can use the date to make better decisions.

  • A conduit of communication:

Though a democracy allows every person to write to their political representative about their views and opinions, it is not an effective way of communicating. NGOs, on the other hand, speak as the voice of hundreds of people. Therefore, when they weigh in on the decisions made by people in power, they are heard. These organisations are essentially a channel between the layman and the government. A few areas when NGOs can express the views of the public are:

  1. Nuclear energy
  2. International treaties
  3. Constitutional rights
  4. Protection of rights
  5. Fair worker pay
  6. Freedom of speech

Essentially, NGOs work to ensure that officials keep their legal obligations and protect democracy.

How Do NGOs Raise Money?

The first source of income, when an NGO is at the budding stage, is the donations they get from the citizens. But these are not enough to keep an agency running. Since they do not have the financial backup for promotions and advertisements, like other businesses, they look towards the government for funding. A government can offer money to NGOs for a plethora of reasons. A few of them are:

  1. For supplying legal advices to individuals who have been mistreated like in the case of an employer and employee.
  2. For representing special groups of people like those who are specially-abled. The government funds such an organisation because they want to guarantee that every class of citizen has a voice in policymaking. Furthermore, when officials back up such agencies, they get ready data on the opinions and expertise of this segment of individuals which can be used to make better laws.
  3. For keeping a careful eye and oversight on the government itself. These NGOs perform the vital task of making certain that the present government fulfils the promises they made and uphold all laws. It may seem like a counterintuitive reason to fund an NGO, but it is one of the most crucial. People in power have the tendency to misuse it. When there is a body of people checking on each decision you make, the temptation to abuse power is reduced.

When a government funds an NGO, it does so through a third party. This is imperative because giving direct money to an agency can equate to complete control over their decisions. Whereas, an independent body uses impartial criteria to decide who receives the donations.

How and Where to Register an NGO?

There are departments and officers allocated within a government that deal with registrations of NGOs. At present, there is also a society registration online process for which one can opt. Before registration can be done, one has to decide the type of agency it will be:

  1. non-profit organization
  2. voluntary organization
  3. people’s organization

Once the decision is made, the submission of required documents takes place. These would include:

  1. Information on the NGO/NPO Board
  2. The mission statement
  3. Memorandum of Association or Bye-laws
  4. Programmes and projects information
  5. Staff members details
  6. Funding sources and pattern of income and expenditure
  7. report of annual activities such as financial and audit reports
  8. letters of support (references)

The Basic Steps of Running an NGO

After NGO registration fees has been paid and the government recognises the agency, it is time to operate it. Majority of such organisations work on a set framework of five steps:

  1. Get funds from national or international resources to implement the project in the pipe-works.
  2. Hire the correct people to carry out the plan and pay them the required salary.
  3. Attend meetings held by governments and bodies like the Un as a representative of the public.
  4. Sell a product or service or publish works. It is to be noted that this is not done for-profit but to gain some capital to keep the NGO operational.
  5. Leverage all tax-breaks and support the government offers to keep the agency functioning.

Registering an NGO is a massive responsibility, as will be apparent from the information in the article. It is akin to starting a viable commercial trade. There are obligations that need to be fulfilled like finding an office space, creating detail reports of financial records and reporting to the local government with the correct documentation.

The only way to ensure that the registration procedure goes seamlessly is to employ a well-known Tax return filing company like VakilSearch. Their years of experience in the area and know-how will is precisely what is need to get the non-profit organisation up and running in no time. The brains behind the company offer a comprehensive package for registration. Swing by their site to get more information on how to register an NGO or give them a call to start the process now!

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Legal Assistant’s Corner: I Really Do (Mostly) Love My Job

Legal assistants are notoriously stressed out and we sometimes focus too much on the negative things that rear their head throughout each day – and negative things do happen every day. On the flip side, the majority of us absolutely love what we do and have no desire to do anything else professionally.

The top reasons (in no particular order) why I love my job are:

Multitasking Mastery

Multitasking is a skill every assistant must master whether they like it or not. I generally prefer to focus solely on one single task, complete it, then move onto the next one… but being a legal assistant rarely allows that to happen. Some days when I’m forced to multitask, my brain revolts and I lash out in frustration to whomever will listen but most days I’m usually pretty proud myself that I was able to switch gears with the ease and smoothness of a racecar driver on the freeway during rush hour.

Organizing Wizardry

I tend to fall on the OCD side of the scale, so it pleases me to no end when I am able to organize all the chaos of a client’s file into a system that will make sense to anyone who touches it from then on. It’s like I can anticipate how it will be used in the future… which is because I can. *maniacal laugh*

Resounding Resourcefulness

When attorneys are faced with doing anything out of the norm, it quite often falls on our to do pile. Sometimes there is no straightforward way of completing a task and we have to figure out the mechanics to get the desired end result. Because we are constantly facing new questions that we must answer, we are forced to access our creative super powers to get the job done, son. And we always ultimately Make. It. Happen.

Cerebrally Challenging

It sounds cliché, but I live to stimulate my brain. Learning new things, conquering challenges and accomplishing mountains of tasks the faint of heart would be immediately overwhelmed by keeps me energized and excited to get to work each day. I rarely know what each professional day will hold which keeps things intriguing. I am puzzled by those of you who like to have jobs doing the same tasks day in and day out. I’d honestly be bored out of my mind. No, thank you. I’ll take what’s behind door number one, please.

Client Closure

No proper list would be complete without this on it. Helping people is the main reason those of us who work in the service industry actually chose to do so, right? While there is that, it’s actually deeper. In the legal world, we constantly interface with clients who are going through some of the worst experiences of their lives. They are scared, anxious and in dire need of our services in order for them to move onto the next phase of their lives. There is no better feeling than when we conclude a client’s case and they shower us with pure, unadulterated gratitude. Obtaining closure for a client is one of the most rewarding things we do – for both the client and for ourselves.

So, at the end of the day I basically am equal parts exhausted and exhilarated – as any job worth its salt should be. It’s tough being a superhero, but it’s also incredibly rewarding… and someone’s got to do it.

© 3/30/2018 Hunt & Associates, P.C. All rights reserved.