How to Use An Assistant: In Search of Best Practices
I have a great assistant at Harvard Law School, and I get 1/3 of his time for support. I suspect, however, that I am not using him as effectively as I might, so I want to find out for what tasks other readers use their assistants. I use mine primarily for the following tasks: processing receipts and payments, help with the course website, accepting and returning course papers (which I grade blindly), getting permissions and otherwise producing coursepacks, managing clerkship and other recommendation letters, culling addresses and otherwise arranging the sending out of reprints.
What am I missing? I also would welcome any orthogonal advice or cautionary tales regarding using assistants from the readership….