Canadian Bar Association Article on Virtual Legal Assistance

Canadian Bar Association Article on Virtual Legal Assistance

I was interviewed some time back for an article in the Canadian Bar Association Practice Link and today I’ve seen it for the first time, thanks to a tweet from Kate Kerans, another Alberta-based virtual legal assistant. The article title is Invisible Assistants and while I’m not sure I like that (somehow it seems a little cold) it is a nice informative article about virtual legal assistants and the value they can provide to a solo...

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Secretarial Services vs Virtual Assistant

Secretarial Services vs Virtual Assistant

I know this topic has been done to death – what should we call ourselves, is a virtual assistant a good name etc. I’ve addressed it before myself and  I’ve never really been able to come to a satisfactory conclusion although obviously I did choose my business name as Halo Secretarial Services not Halo Virtual (although I do own domain names for both, lol!) I even had a great suggestion not long ago to call myself a practice...

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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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Where in the World is Your Virtual Assistant?

I work from my home in the suburbs of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Most of my clients at this point are from the United States. It’s exciting to know though that as a virtual assistant I can work with clients from pretty much anywhere in the world. There are issues to be aware of though in this amazing virtual world. One of the biggest issues is that of time zone differences. Alberta is in the mountain time zone, which for me means working...

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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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