Becky Pennington, a receptionist for 80-year old lawyer Ruth Sullivan, a sole practitioner in Dadeville, Alabama, has some unusual legal support staff duties. She drives her boss to and from work from the assisted living facility where Sullivan lives, and takes her to a wellness center to exercise.

But Pennington, a self-described “legal assistant in waiting” hoping to become Sullivan’s “official” legal assistant, describes Sullivan as a “wonderful lady,” and has established long-term legal career goals thanks to her boss. Pennington told the Montgomery Advertiser:

“She’s the reason I’m in school,” said Pennington, who is enrolled at Faulkner University in Montgomery. “She told me to get off my butt and get to work because she wouldn’t be around forever.”

Faulkner University offers an ABA-approved Legal Studies Program.

I like Sullivan’s advice; it’s direct and to the point. Getting off their butt and getting to work has led more than one person to a successful career in the legal field.

Source: Montgomery Advertiser

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