Follow-Up Is Fundamental Part of a Paralegal's Duties

, The Legal Intelligencer


Attorneys, educators and students often ask the question: "What qualities make for a good paralegal?" The responses are plentiful, including someone who is organized, detail-oriented and ethical. One area, however, that is often overlooked is following up on drafted assignments and pending cases. The failure of a paralegal to take initiative in following up can result in potential pitfalls in a case and place undue stress upon the legal team. However, recognizing the importance of follow-up will not only serve to bolster the success of a case, but also open the door to potential new business and strengthen existing relationships with your supervising attorney, firm and client.

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