Unless you work in the legal profession, you may be wondering why there are so many staff members working on your personal injury case. The roles of our staff members differ, but they all play an integral role in the success of your personal injury case. We are pleased to share with you a break-down of each role and how important each individual is to running our successful award-winning law firm.
What is a Law Clerk?
Law Clerks play a crucial role in assisting lawyers with the preparation of legal and court documents. Being a law clerk is all about client service at Iacobelli Law Firm. Our Law Clerks help others and answer any concerns our clients may have and have an important role in our firm.
Some skills that our law clerks have are:
What is an Articling Student?
Many clients ask us what an articling student is. Articling is the first and most significant step in their legal career and our students play a key role in our firm’s success.
Some skills are:
Paralegals vs. Legal Assistants
Paralegals and legal assistants perform many of the duties for a lawyer. They do legal research, draft pleadings and other court and legal documents. They help with trial preparation and can usually assist clients by answering many of their questions. Paralegals in Ontario are permitted to give legal advice and can represent clients in some legal matters.
The duties of a legal secretary are typically more limited. They may draft correspondence and usually organize files and perform word processing, transcribing the lawyer's dictation from audio devices and follow their directives for other tasks. They take phone calls but are not usually entrusted with answering client questions. More commonly, they will draft those questions in a memo that is passed on to the lawyer, so he or she has a full understanding of the client's concerns and needs when the lawyer returns calls. Legal secretaries set appointments and calendar court appearances and events in each case. Lawyers rely heavily on legal assistants to help with cases, communicate with clients, and keep the office running smoothly. It’s a key role in our legal system. They may also take care of other administrative tasks.
Establishing a great team at Iacobelli Law Firm is a high priority for us. It takes working as a team to gain successful results. Our Team is an incredibly compassionate group of people, and routinely go above and beyond to help a client in need.
If you have been seriously injured an accident, Iacobelli Law Firm understands how difficult and life-changing it can be for you and your family. We are a dedicated Ontario Personal Injury Law Firm that provides compassionate and competent legal counsel for the injured and we offer a FREE Consultation so please feel free to call us at 1-866-234-6093. We are honored to serve our clients and our community.
Andrew Iacobelli is an experienced personal injury lawyer who established Iacobelli Law Firm with offices located in Ontario, Canada as well as offices in Florida, U.S.A. Andrew restricts his practice to the representation of personal injury victims in claims involving serious injuries and wrongful death.