Running a law practice requires a lot of help: an accountant, an insurance agent, a mentor, and maybe even a partner or an associate attorney, but do you really need a paralegal? There are times when a paralegal may be necessary. Here are a few scenarios in which your firm may need the services of a virtual paralegal.
1. You’ve taken on a case with a lot of pretrial discovery.
As a solo practitioner or boutique law firm, you will undoubtedly be in a courtroom two to three times per week. If you’re in court: when will you have time to hold your clients’ hands through the discovery process? Chances are high you will not be able to be in two places at once. Consulting with a virtual paralegal can provide you with affordable case-by-case solutions to help you gather, assemble, and file your client’s responsive answers and documents in a timely fashion.
2. You have to meet with Clients
Whether you are a solo practitioner or boutique law firm, you will have to meet with clients. But that does not mean you have to do it alone. Best Virtual Paralegal has been offering virtual/ video conferencing with its supervising attorneys and their clients since before 2003.
You as the attorney can start the meeting by speaking to your clients about fees, and legal issues. Once, you finish a paralegal via video feed can close the session by gathering, collecting, and interviewing your client for the facts of his or her specific case details. These virtual intakes are similar to the in-house intakes of the late 1980s, early 1990s with a twist of technology.
3. You have pleadings, motions, and other documents to draft.
Time management is hard to maintain when you’re a lawyer. There are aspects of your career you can never prepare for well-enough. Drafting your own pleadings, motions, and other documents isn’t hard — the hard part is finding the time to do it. Having a virtual paralegal on contract with your office can eliminate you having to draft your own pleadings, motions, and other documents. All you should have to do is review the final or draft work product to ensure it purports with the specific legal requirements.
4. You have issues to research, but you’re in court.
Again, it’s tough to be in two places at once not to mention— research tools are expensive. If you have a lot of issues that require research, a virtual paralegal can assist you. Using a seasoned virtual paralegal company, like Best Virtual Paralegal can save not only time but money too. As independent contractors, our paralegal staff pays for all the tools of the trade. Our virtual paralegals are here to help our clients get the most value out of running a law practice.
We understand a law practice is a business and practice. If you are in the market for virtual paralegal, contact us at Best Virtual Paralegal, LLC to learn how we can help. Call (717) 747-3588 or contact us online if you’re ready to get started.