When it comes to finding a VLA, you can recruit from anywhere in the country. Rather than keeping extra legal assistants on the payroll year-round to staff demand peaks, use VLAs to supplement your staff as needed. Most VLAs work on an hourly basis, so you only pay for the time they work. Plus, virtual assistants do not require the infrastructure, technologies and benefits that full-time assistants do.
Using VLAs allows attorneys to delegate an entire process to a trusted source. For example, once a contract with a new client is signed, the VLA can execute all the “behind the scenes” onboarding tasks that take time but are not billable. VLAs can also execute, according to your approved process, document management, contract review and management, legal research and writing. The result can be improved operational efficiency across the organization.
Not only can VLAs help with case support, they can execute all those “high touch” efforts that make your law firm stand out. For example, they can send anniversary and birthday emails, announcements about upcoming firm-sponsored events, notices of charitable/pro bono work to your clients – something you and your staff simply don’t have time to do.
Legal accounting is another law firm operation that can benefit from using a VLA. Outsourcing the accounting function to a dedicated VLA ensures consistency and keeps the books up-to-date. As a result, managing attorneys, partners and team leads can check each attorney’s and staffer’s billability at any time, without waiting until month end.
Spending precious staff time on data entry will leave few hours for critical new business activity. If your firm’s growth is at risk because the talent you need to attract new clients is mired in data entry, consider delegating this critical, high-value task to VLAs with unlimited time.
In addition to VLAs, there is also an army of Virtual Paralegals (VPs) at the ready to help too. You can delegate the process of collecting and managing evidence for lawsuits, overflow client tasks and client contact (emails, calls and letters) to a VP as well.
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