Contrary to what people see in legal drama television series like Suits on Netflix where lawyers often appear in court rooms defending their clients in climatic debates, most lawyers spend an awful lot of time doing paperwork and administrative tasks outside of court. As a matter of fact, to reach the courtroom requires a lot of paperwork. This is where law firm Virtual Assistants can be of great help.
Regardless of which branch of law you practice, the responsibilities can seem endless. You counsel, strategize, solve problems, write, advocate, and negotiate. Not to mention tasks like conducting legal research, managing emails, social media branding, calling clients, booking and scheduling appointments – the list goes on.
If you are a new lawyer, you may find yourself saddled with these seemingly menial tasks. Moreover, if you are a solo lawyer you might not be able to hire a full-time receptionist due to budgetary constraints especially when you are starting out. Even when you can, it might not be every day that a full-time receptionist has important things to do. For this reason, many lawyers opt to hire Virtual Assistants. (more…)