Virtual Legal Assistant Event

Virtual Legal Assistant Event

Are you free on Friday afternoon? If you are, and especially if you have any questions about working with a virtual legal assistant, consider attending an upcoming event which will be hosted by Andrea Cannavina (Legal Typist) – How to Locate and Work With a Virtual Legal Assistant. I’ll be co-presenting with Andrea and it’s an event sure to provide great information! Event Details: Friday, May 01, 2009 at 4:00 PM (ET) You...

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Money, Law School and The System

Money, Law School and The System

I’ve read some really fascinating posts about the legal system, the changes needed (see the comments at this ABA post for example), the cost of law school, tuition, salaries for new lawyers and so much more. As a virtual paralegal I read these posts partly to stay on top of changing values within the system I am a part of. I also read them with the pure fascination of one who truly wants to see some innovation take place within the system....

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Partnering With a Virtual Legal Assistant, Part 4 (last one!)

Partnering With a Virtual Legal Assistant, Part 4 (last one!)

This is part four of my series on partnering with a virtual legal assistant. Check out parts 1 (where to find), 2 (the interview process) and 3 (getting started) if you haven’t already! Ok this is it – hopefully your relationship with your new virtual legal assistant is working out wonderfully! But sometimes it doesn’t. Maybe you’ve had someone misrepresent themselves, maybe the VLA has had an unexpected major life change...

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Partnering With a Virtual Legal Assistant, Part 3

Partnering With a Virtual Legal Assistant, Part 3

This is part three of my series on partnering with a virtual legal assistant. Check out parts 1 (where to find) and 2 (the interview process) if you haven’t already! Yay! You’ve selected the perfect Virtual Legal Assistant for you. She knows her stuff and you are more than ready to hand over some of the work. But how, exactly, do you get started? I can tell you from experience that for some of my clients this has been the hardest...

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Cloud Storage for Lawyers

Cloud Storage for Lawyers

I love reading articles like this one from Law.Com’s Legal Technology section (hat tip to @nikiblack for pointing it out!) It reminds us all, lawyers and businesses like mine that serve lawyers, to look at how we are storing our files and protecting them. What kind of security do you have in place on your computer? What kind of backup do you use? Personally I have a couple of systems in place. I do password protect my computer files. I...

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