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Virtual Conveyancing

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Recently I’ve been expanding my skill set and learning all about conveyancing. Early in my career I had the opportunity to work as a conveyancer for the lawyer I worked for at the time. That was close to 15 years ago though, and so was excited and a bit nervous when two of my current clients let me know they were expanding their practice to include a fair bit of residential conveyancing and they wanted me to be involved. I was very lucky though. First, my clients knew I hadn’t worked as a paralegal in this area in a long time and they were willing to support me as I got back up to speed. Second, my clients had decided to try out a great web-based software for...

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Digital Dictation and Virtual Legal Assistants

Posted by on Nov 5, 2009 in Virtual Legal Assistance | 0 comments

Digital dictation is an ideal way to get information to your virtual legal assistant. You can upload instructions or dictate entire documents. You can dictate from your office, from your home or from the road. Some lawyers are wary of digital dictation, having comfort with the old-fashioned tapes they know and are used to. Digital dictation is incredibly easy though and especially useful when time-sensitivity is a factor. A lawyer can upload a file and have it to me in minutes, so that I can start working on it immediately. It also means each task is separated out, for easy prioritization. There are a couple of easy ways to start using digital dictation in your legal...

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Virtual Legal Assistant

Posted by on May 17, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’ve officially been a virtual legal assistant (or virtual paralegal if you prefer that term!) for 9 months now! I can’t believe how quickly my first year in business is going, and I’m more sure than ever that this was the best career movie I could have made! I love the work my clients have me do and I love being my own boss. I’ll be doing an official mid-year (calendar year, not business year) review soon on my blog, but just needed to put a quick post in here about how happy I am and how much I love what I do! And if you are a lawyer who found this post via a search or something – I’d love for you to check out my services page! If...

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Is Your Virtual Assistant Ethics Certified?

Posted by on Feb 13, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Is Your Virtual Assistant Ethics Certified?

I received my confirmation today that I passed my IVAA EthicsCheck exam! I was pretty sure I had passed it, but it feels great to be sure! It is really a great way to reassure my clients that I am well capable of following ethical standards. Here is the seal I am now able to display on my site!

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Blogging Goodness…

Posted by on Sep 11, 2008 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The most current blog posts for Halo Secretarial can be found on our blog’s main page – please check it out and remember, feedback is very much appreciated!!

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