Retaining a paralegal support service or freelance paralegal doesn’t have to be a fear-filled experience, if you ask the right questions before taking the leap.
Come up with a very short list of freelance paralegals or…more
Even for a brand new solo practitioner with no support staff in place, it’s a good idea to have a pre-established paralegal billing rate. That way, you’re ready when the time comes to hire a paralegal or retain a paralegal…more
Paralegals, especially paralegal support providers, are one of attorneys’ top referral sources. Don’t underestimate the value and strength of paralegals, especially freelance paralegals, as referral sources. The paralegals in…more
How to supervise a paralegal or legal secretary, virtual or otherwise, is something law schools seldom (if ever) teach. Above the Law’s Joshua Stein has written an excellent article, “From the Career Files: How to Supervise a…more
The benefits of delegating substantive legal work to paralegals abound, but the one on every attorney’s radar is that of cost benefit. Of the many corroborating resources, one posted by the American Bar Association (ABA) stands…more
Generally, you know when you need paralegal support. Sometimes, though, it can be difficult figuring out how and what to delegate. This article identifies and details the importance of fully understanding the needs of your…more
This article provides insight into the top nine ways you (and your clients) benefit from paralegal support, including:
• More time
• Reduced stress
• Work-life balance
• Improved organization
Overwhelmed? It's time to figure out why.
Is it your caseload, office systems, or you?
Find out what's causing your overwhelm and take the steps necessary to put you back in control…more
More often than not, legal professionals are looking for ways to increase those 24 hours to which we've been limited. And, though we keep trying, we know deep down that it's just not possible. So what's an attorney to do? …more
You already know how much paralegals can help you, your practice, and your bottom line. But, who benefits the most?…more
Paralegal support services not only afford attorneys more time to focus on the more complex aspects of a case, they also provide a way for attorneys to offer lower legal fees to their clients…more
A brief overview of the benefits paralegals provide to attorneys, their practices, and their clients…more
Finally, a place to get your questions answered on the utilization of paralegals and solutions available for managing your practice, balancing your workload, and regaining a work-life balance when hiring isn't an option or the…more
If you’ve thought about retaining a freelance paralegal -- or any type of paralegal support service -- but are unsure of how to find one who’s right for your practice or department, there are a few things you should consider…more
"Virtual paralegal." "Freelance paralegal."
You've heard the terms, but that's about it. What they represent isn't really clear.
The following article attempts to clear the air but, in short, virtual paralegals and…more
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