Remote and freelance workers are present in virtually every industry, including the legal field. Virtual paralegals are classified as independent contractors who work to support multiple clients from a remote location – generally, independent contractors work from their own homes – and provide technical and administrative support and skills.
Virtual paralegals fill an advantageous position in the market. They’re capable of fulfilling many legal services, including drafting correspondence, preparing form pleadings and filling documents. By employing a virtual paralegal, a lawyer can free up time to focus on more important strategic matters.
Save on Salary Costs
One of the most significant advantages of employing a virtual paralegal is that they’re an independent contractor; they’re only paid for the time they provide, rather than being employed full-time. This means for you as an employer that you don’t need to worry about handling any associated overhead costs, which might include vacation time, sick days, health and dental insurance, office space, or payroll taxes.
An offsite, freelance virtual paralegal can help increase the competitive edge of a law firm and boost its revenue. At the same time, a virtual paralegal also offers myriad other benefits beyond saving on salary costs.
Access to Highly Skilled Labor
Paralegals, particularly virtual ones, often have years or even decades of experience in a wide variety of legal fields. This can easily make them an indispensable part of your practice and you should absolutely take advantage of having a knowledgeable and experienced virtual paralegal working for you.
Frees Up More Time
There are only so many hours in a day that a lawyer can work. It’s important to delegate appropriately, as this frees up time for a lawyer to focus instead on billable work or on clients. Much of the work that takes up a lawyer’s day can easily be outsourced to a reliable virtual paralegal, who can save a lawyer time when things are hectic and allow them to focus on other, more important tasks.
Get More Tasks Done
With all of the time that a virtual paralegal can free up, work efficiency goes up as well. What this means is that you can focus instead on what you need to, allowing you to complete your tasks in an orderly, efficient manner. Now, you can focus instead on your craft of practicing law, rather than on the mundane tasks that come with running an office.
With all the benefits of hiring a virtual paralegal, it’s important to know where to start with hiring one. At LevLegal, our virtual paralegals are accredited, professional, and highly skilled. Call or email us today for a consultation!