The work of an assistant at a commercial law firm is varied, with an emphasis on written work and document management. The pace is fast and, since lawyers are often involved in several matters simultaneously, our assistants constitute an invaluable aid in contacts with the general public, clients, counterparties and public authorities. The work can also involve more independent tasks such as database searches, liaising with the Companies Registration Office or the Patent and Registration Office, etc.
Each assistant is linked to one of our practice groups. This is done in order to create the opportunity for increased involvement and to make clear the important role our assistants play in providing our clients with highest quality legal services. Each practice group is provided with assistants according to their requirements. These requirements depend on the type of commercial legal work involved and the individual lawyer's work methods.
The librarian buys and catalogues our books and is responsible for journals and journal subscriptions. The librarian is our information retrieval expert and assists our lawyers when it comes to printed matter, our own databases and other electronic sources.
Our human resources department deals with all staff issues, including recruitment and training of administrative staff. The role also entails assisting the heads of the practice groups on staff-related matters and taking part in the employment process in relation to associates.
Our IT department ensures that we have the latest technology in order to be able to support our practice as efficiently as possible. High-quality IT support, excellent IT security and a high level of accessibility for our systems are the focus areas for the day-to-day work of the IT department.
The finance department deals with all finance-related matters, such as billing, accounting, budgeting, accounts receivable and payable, reconciliations, etc. In addition, other tasks may include management of client funds and disbursements on behalf of clients.
Our marketing department, along with the partners at Cederquist, draws up guidelines and carries out marketing activities and communications to support our business goals and strategies. The marketing department works with trade mark issues and co-ordinates and integrates internal and external marketing communications, publicity and events in order to achieve effectiveness.
In-house services consist of the reception, conference rooms and janitorial services. Those responsible for these services provide support to clients and employees at Cederquist. The reception and conference rooms present an image of the firm and it is very important that clients receive excellent service and are greeted in a pleasant manner. The janitor receives and distributes mail, looks after office supplies and is always on hand to assist with various tasks in our offices.
Contact our HR departement if you want to know more.