Are you getting the most out of your paralegals? Do you know how to maximize their potential? All too often, paralegals are grossly underutilized. Paralegals have significant knowledge and training to perform high-level legal…more
I’m sure most of you have heard of Legal Talk Network and its great shows for legal professionals. I want to share a specific podcast with you from the Legal Toolkit hosted by Jared Correia. The topic is, “Virtual Staffing:…more
Until now, most of the articles shared with my JD Supra audience have provided a general overview of paralegals, paralegal support services, and freelance paralegals. However, I’ve had many requests for more detailed information…more
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
Solo practitioners endure many challenges. It’s not uncommon for solo practitioners to spend their career struggling to create a sustainable practice while others simply give up the solo life.
Pricing is an especially…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
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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? While…more
Attorneys from all over the country tell me how interested they are in retaining a freelance paralegal and how much they need support. Yet, they're not sure how to go about retaining support. Here are 5 quick tips to help you…more
You already know how much paralegals can help you, your practice, and your bottom line. But, who benefits the most?…more
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