3 Considerations for Becoming a Virtual Law Firm

What does a virtual law firm need to succeed in today’s legal landscape? In this blog, we examine three pivotal considerations when deciding to make the switch to becoming a virtual law firm.

How to Find a Virtual Legal Assistant

One of the biggest issues facing lawyers today is the accrual of billable hours. During the early days of 2020, lawyers were forced to work remotely and reconfigure their entire practice. This led to a decline in billable hours across the board, with legal practitioners struggling to make ends meet. One study suggests that most law firms were only able to net an average of 2.5 billable hours each day. Virtual legal assistants are increasingly employed to resolve these issues.

An International Perspective: How One Attorney’s Network Expanded

When international lawyer Sandra Chiarlone traveled to the United States from Italy to practice law, she immediately knew she was in for a challenge. Despite only having law experience in Europe, and a language barrier to contend with, Chiarlone was determined to make Chicago her home.

Managing Staff as a Solo Attorney

At some point, small and solo law firms will have to deal with hiring or managing a team outside of themselves. While managing staff as a solo attorney presents a unique set of challenges, it is ultimately a sign of success: your business has grown and is thriving. However, time is of the essence: it takes work to build out your team, and you may be banking on time you can’t afford to spend on recruitment, training, and management.

Law Firm Efficiency: 4 Ways to Maximize Your Productivity

The most productive law firm is one in which lawyers are spending the maximum amount of time practicing law, and minimizing the amount of time performing ancillary tasks that, while important, do not result in billable time. Regardless of a lawyer’s expertise or successes in the courtroom, the main financial commitment of a lawyer depends on spending time with casework.

Should Your Law Firm Strategy Include Alternative Legal Service Providers?

When you’re developing your law firm strategy, should you include alternative legal service providers? We investigate the value of evaluating your strategy, and finding the places where you money is best spent.

Billable Hours: Less Distractions, More Time on Clients with ALSPs

According to a recent study published by Clio, only 29% of a lawyer’s workday is spent on billable time. Without the resources of larger law firms, solo and private legal practices struggle to put in billable hours – can ALSPs help?

What is an Alternative Legal Service Provider?

If you’ve spent any time looking to expand or improve your legal offerings, you may have come across the term “alternative legal service provider.” For many practices, these services, commonly

When to Hire Law Firm Staff

When is it the right time to hire law firm staff? Is my business ready to expand? Before you hire more employees, consider the benefits and options of ALSPs.

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