More than just the glue that holds law firms together — administrative personnel arguably “rule” law firms. This according to a new LexisNexis survey conducted this week at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference & Exposition.
Attendees of the conference that visited the LexisNexis booth were invited to remove a button from a jar in order to cast their vote. A button, or vote, was available for each of the five major roles typically found in law firms including admins, paralegals, back office staff, partners and non-partner attorneys.
The fewer buttons left in the jar at the end of the show, the more votes that category earned. By eyeballing the level of buttons left in the jar – we can absolutely inconclusively and unscientifically estimate that the roles that rule law firms are:
- Administrative personnel
- Back office staff
- Law firm partners
- Non-partner attorneys
Given the conference is hosted by the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) the sample might have been stacked, but we thought it would make for a fun post in lieu of our usually Friday Share. And it’s a healthy reminder to thank admin staff for all their hard work.
Thanks for voting and Happy Friday, legal administrators!
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