Business and Management
Submitted By alishajohnson
Culture of The Paulding County Public Defender’s Office
CS204: Professional Presence
Every law firm has a different culture. The culture of a particular law firm is built around not only the various people that work there, but the manner in which their everyday work duties are completed. The Paulding County Public Defender’s office is a diversely cultured office with many of its own unique daily operating procedures.
The Paulding County Public defender’s office is comprised of not only attorneys, but they have a paralegal, receptionist, assistant attorneys, and a scheduler. The Paulding County Public Defender’s Office has built a culture of not only diverse employees but a diverse clientele. Anyone with the proper jurisdiction can apply for counsel through the office located in the local courthouse. Standard attorneys are paid for their services, while the attorney’s in The Paulding County Public Defender’s Office are not paid.
In typical law firms, each position has their own daily job duties. This is also the case in Public Defenders Office although, there are many daily duties shared among all employees throughout the office. The Paulding County Public Defender’s Office has not only the receptionist answering phones, greeting clients, and taking applications for representation, but any of the employees in the office will undertake these tasks if available at that given time. In order for this to take place, all of the employees in the firm must be cross trained on these various daily duties. The cross training of the employees is one of the biggest factors The Paulding County Public Defender’s Office unique culture.
The different positions in The Paulding County Public Defender’s Office each play their own individual roles as well as the basic requirements throughout the office. The receptionist pulls…...