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22 Things Your Virtual Legal Assistant Can Do For You

This list is by no means exhaustive, but here’s a great starting list of tasks your virtual legal assistant can perform for your law practice:

  1. Draft Affidavits and motion materials
  2. Draft initial retainer letter to a new client
  3. Proofread and format a court document
  4. Research caselaw and provide summarizing memorandum
  5. Update and manage your calendar
  6. Review transcripts and highlight critical text
  7. Type handwritten notes from a meeting or seminar
  8. Convert files into PDF format
  9. Balance a monthly bank statement
  10. Delete spam accumulated in your email account overnight
  11. Sort/answer and/or redirect email messages
  12. Transcribe voice messages
  13. Make calls to confirm your appointments, engagements, or reservations
  14. Create a database
  15. Build an email distribution list
  16. Create a basic sales flyer or postcard
  17. Create a PowerPoint presentation
  18. Setup the process for a monthly newsletter
  19. Build a custom spreadsheet
  20. Follow up research on a client, prospect, applicant, or competitor
  21. Book hotel, rental car, and/or travel reservations
  22. Mail merge marketing letters

Laurie Mapp, Owner of Halo Secretarial Services
Virtual Legal Assistant Extraordinaire
(and I make a mean cupcake too!)

Posted by on July 23, 2008.

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Categories: Virtual Legal Assistance

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