Published: Apr 15, 2021
9:00 AM: Catch up on the latest national news by reading the Hill and scanning the Washington Post, New York Times, and the CNN website.
9:30 AM: Draft a form letter in response to a question on the President's proposed tax cuts.
10:00 AM: Log the newest stack of correspondence to arrive in the morning mail drop.
11:00 AM: Research issues related to proposed changes in the new education reform bill being pushed by the party's leadership.
12:00 PM: Three hours in the office, and you are ready for some fresh air. Slip out for a quick bite to eat from one of the many carry out restaurants on Pennsylvania Avenue.
12:45 PM: Make the revisions the Legislative Director indicated on the draft form letter you submitted for his review this morning.
1:00 PM: Take a call from a constituent on a small business issue. Log the constituent's name into the computer database and indicate the action taken to satisfy the constituent's inquiry
1:15 PM: Draft additional correspondence on behalf of the Member on a range of issues percolating before Congress.
3:00 PM: Attend an all staff meeting called by the Chief of Staff to discuss changes in office policy to improve the response time to constituents. As a result, you must now process even more requests during the course of your busy day.
4:00 PM: Talk with one of the Legislative Assistants to get a briefing on the Members position on changes to the Social Security system.
4:30 PM: Return some of the messages that have been piling up on your desk.
5:00 PM: Head home after yet another busy day.
8:30 AM: Arrive at the office and proceed directly to an internal training session covering an aspect of the year-end reporting process. This training is part of a six-session series presented by the firm every year to prepare the associates for the upcoming reporting season.
Otis Canli & Duckworth LLP
8:00 AM: Meet with other lawyers at the firm to discuss the 70 or so intake calls we received in the last month regarding potential claims. We discuss the merits of each case and whether the firm should agree to represent the plaintiff(s).
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