I am the legal assistant at PKN Law.
Translation: I’m a glorified gopher with some limited knowledge of the law who acts as a cushion between the ,legal system and real people, but I am not a Lawyer.
The legal assistant is there to take up the slack, and fill in the gaps, so the Lawyers can do their job.
Lawyers are like surgeons. They won’t raise expectations or coddle you. They won’t commit to an answer they are not 100% certain of, and that is rare.
(If your attorney says they are 100% certain, then for Gods sake, listen to them!)
Lawyers are there to deal with a legal system that is incredibly complex and represent their clients in such a way as to produce the best possible outcome. Period.
Having spent over a year as the legal assistant at PKN Law, I can honestly say they actually care about clients. The fact that I’m there proves it.
It is important to keep an open line of communications, and that is where I come in. I bridge that gap. It’s not easy, but I am proud to do it, because I recognize the importance of what we do as a team. We are the last stand between justice and injustice. We are the defense, relied on by people in very serious trouble.
I often have to communicate with family members of clients. They can be emotional, to say the least. They are scared. They are looking for reassurance that their loved one is going to be okay.
I wish I could tell everyone that, but I can’t.
What I can promise is, PKN Law will explore and utilize every possible way to defend their clients in order to produce an overall defense strategy that results in the best possible outcome.
This is an unsolicited testimonial. No one asked me to write this.
The truth is, I had a rough week, and it occurred to me that we actually care about our clients, which is why I had a rough week. We are fighting every single day, even though it seems like things are moving slow. The system is slow. It is frustrating, to say the least.
I’m here to make sure the Lawyers can do their job while maintaining communications with not just those we represent (our legal obligation), but also their family members (our commitment to service), who have very real concerns for the welfare of our respective clients.
PKN Law is committed to providing the best legal defense and best service to every single client, every day. We’ll fight through the paperwork and legal jargon to provide the best defense possible.
I know because I’m in the trenches every day. I wish it was all smooth sailing, but it’s not, and I can promise you that we will be there to weather it all with our clients. That’s what I do.
Legal Assistant, PKN Law.