(Female, Age 51) from Cleveland, NY
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Legal Secretary|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||5 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
Mid size law firm with departments for 11 different specialities; located downtown on public square, winner of best laywers in Cleveland, top 5 placement in Northcoast 99
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
assist 4 patent attorneys, request and set up new files, review dockets daily, print case related emails and/or documents from PTO online database, prepare report letters and assemble binders for responding to office actions (including action, last response, cited art, original application, original drawings, clean claims, shell response); register for CLE’s, make travel arrangements, manual and electronic filing of documents and online filing of applications and related papers, check attorneys at start of day, update online activities database
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
112 hrs of paid time off, 401k, long and short term disability, pension plan, aetna health and dental insurance, vision insurance
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A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||do not arrive until 8:45 am|
|8am to 9am||Checked voice mail messages, check inbox – electronically file emails, print emails for paper files, print to-do emails, check remainder of yesterday’s to-do list|
|9am to 10am||call US patent and trademark office PCT help desk re Petition to Expunge, cite rules, draft petition|
|10am to 11am||deliver mail, reserve conference room online, request parking passes for volunteer event, sort files on desk|
|11am to 12pm||update 2 response binders for afternoon meeting; confer with attorney re Petition to Expunge, re-draft attachment, check email inbox|
|12pm to 1pm||break for bank run, return and check email inbox; search for previous request for certificate of correction to use as example, locate matter|
|1pm to 2pm||lunch|
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|4pm to 5pm|
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|6pm to 7pm|
|7pm to 8pm|
|8pm to 9pm|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
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