Six Years!

Six Years!

This fall I’m celebrating Halo Secretarial’s 6 year anniversary! It’s been a wonderful experience and I am hoping, of course, for many more years, although I am thinking about a slight name change/re-branding over the next few months. When I started this journey I hesitated to focus solely on paralegal work, even though it is my background and my passion. I didn’t have enough faith in the legal community to accept virtual...

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Dictating on the Go

Dictating on the Go

One of the tasks that it easiest for a lawyer to outsource to a virtual legal assistant or virtual paralegal is plain old typing. I’ve talked about the value of dictation for lawyers before, as they can dictate various types of instructions, as well as “traditional” dictation where you simply just speak whatever you want typed (of course!) Recently I had a client ask me if I knew of any iPhone dictation apps so that he could...

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Make Your Customers Happy

Today I’m trying to get back in the habit of reading blog posts and tweets – I’ve been feeling out of the loop! I came across this interesting post: Thank you, Wow and Done by Arié Moyal. Arié is talking about social media and the “value” we assign to different metrics, but the title of the post made me think about value in the customer relationship and how you know if you are making your customers or clients...

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New Hours for Halo Secretarial

I’ve talked before about how challenging it can be to run a business from home, especially when it comes to taking phone calls! Currently I have an intentionally vague listing on my website for my availability, but I encourage clients and potential clients alike to contact me by phone. A year in business has taught me a lot though, and I think it’s time to put a small clarification in place. I am still going to be easily available by...

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Working from Home With Kids

Working from Home With Kids

I readily admit that one of the driving factors behind my having started my virtual legal assistant business is to be more available to my children. And especially in this first year of business, I’m growing slowly enough not to have needed much in the way of childcare, and yet I can still meet my clients’ needs. I love how the internet can help me do this!! As I get busier and busier though, I am faced with the types of concerns...

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