At Secrest Wardle, we recognize the value of our support staff. Our firm culture and compensation plans are designed to attract legal assistants and other support staff who have a commitment to professionalism, excellence, teamwork and client service. All support staff positions are paid a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Legal assistants and support staff are also eligible to participate in the usual benefit package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, and may participate in a 401(k) during the enrollment periods of January, April, July and October.
Secrest Wardle has a diverse staff which includes both long-term employees and those just embarking upon their careers. In many cases, staff members have more than ten years of service. We believe this is a reflection of our firm’s culture and our many rewards for longevity. We are very selective when hiring because we are looking for employees who are willing to work hard, be recognized for their contributions to the team and become involved in the many activities which support the firm’s culture. The firm employs state-of-the-art computer technology, uses current programs and applications and offers exceptional in-house training to staff and attorneys on the many legal industry standard software applications we use.
Secrest Wardle’s culture includes friendly people and a business plan which underscores the value of employees and clients. Excellent client service is rewarded in a variety of ways. For example, milestone anniversaries with the firm are recognized with a cash stipend. Further, the firm has an interactive performance review process and an open door policy for staff input and ideas.