Outsourcing More Than Legal Assistant Tasks

Outsourcing More Than Legal Assistant Tasks

Last week I participated in a really interesting call with Laura Lee Sparks about outsourcing. Obviously I’m a fan of lawyers outsourcing work to a virtual legal assistant, but there are so many other ways to outsource and thus streamline your business and hopefully increase your revenue. In fact, as a virtual assistant there are tasks I should be outsourcing!! Some great examples: Bookkeeping/billing Web site design Client...

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Practice Management

Practice Management

As usual I was spending a little time after dinner tonight catching up on some Twitter. I read this tweet from @SamGlover which sent me on over to the recently re-launched Lawyerist. There are tons of interesting posts to read there, but the one that really caught my eye tonight was one that talked about what applications, software etc Sam uses to run his law practice. I not only enjoyed reading what Sam uses for his legal practice, but also the...

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Some Shameless Self Promotion

Some Shameless Self Promotion

What can I say? It was too exciting to be on tv, even if just for a short interview!¬† Here’s the link to CTV Edmonton’s Twitter story from Monday, March 2nd, featuring yours truly. Interestingly (to me, probably not to anyone else!) the story was about using Twitter and discussed the angle of how I’ve networked on Twitter to the advantage of my virtual legal assistant business. Interesting because they actually found me only...

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How Twitter Has Helped My Business

How Twitter Has Helped My Business

I’ve talked about Twitter pretty regularly on this blog. I always¬† share that it is my absolute favorite place to network. Still, every time I talk to “real-life” friends or acquaintances I have a hard time helping them understand exactly what the appeal of Twitter is. I started my virtual legal assistant business last fall officially, but I started networking earlier in the year to try and make connections within the online...

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Local Marketing for Virtual Assistants

Local Marketing for Virtual Assistants

I know it’s a plus for us virtual assistants that we can work for clients from all over the world, but I was reviewing my copy of Virtual Assistant, The Series and was reminded that it is very sensible to market locally as well as online. In the case of a virtual legal assistant like myself, I believe this might even be more important because as transferable as my skills are, my background is of course in Alberta law. So I recently ordered...

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Happy 2009

Happy New Year!!! I meant to get this post up yesterday, but actually, January 1 seems like a great day to set out my plans for this exciting new year. I have a lot of goals and I know what I want and expect out of the coming year. This past year gave me time to ease into this business of being a work at home mom, to develop my virtual legal assistant skills and do plenty of networking and now I am so excited about what the future has in...

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