Nothing, absolutely nothing, can make an attorney’s life easier than a reliable, trustworthy secretary.
I love that I can give my secretary a bunch of things to do and they will get done quickly and well. It saves me so much time and energy that I can do that.
And with time, I’ve developed a rythm with my secretary, and it makes things even more efficient and expedient. She’s even learned to read my crappy handwriting, for the most part.
One of the things I was wary about when I switched firms was secretarial coverage. At my old firm, I had a fantastic secretary, who always had/made time for my things, and I knew I could trust to do things without even having to tell her. I was nervous to lose that when I moved.
Luckily for me, the secretary I was assigned when I got to my new firm is just as excellent. It really helps me get stuff done, especially on a day like today (Friday; leaving early) which means there is less to do on the weekend or leave building up on my desk until Monday.