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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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

Partnering with a Virtual Legal Assistant

I’m preparing to write a post series on how to find and start working with a virtual legal assistant. My general plan for the series is to address: Where to look for a virtual legal assistant How to interview and choose the right virtual legal assistant for your practice How to actually start working with the virtual legal assistant you have chosen What to do if your chosen virtual legal assistant is not working out I’m open to any...

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Cheap Virtual Assistance

Cheap Virtual Assistance

It’s one of the biggest topics of concern to both virtual assistants and those who use our services. How much does a virtual assistant cost? Do we provide value? Can you get good and cheap virtual assistance? There are many schools of thought. Some people want help at the lowest possible cost, no matter what. For example, I was pointed to this post at Matt’s Life Musings about his quest for a $3/hr virtual assistant to help him with...

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I won a Clawbie!

I cannot even begin to tell you how unbelievably excited I was yesterday to find out I was awarded a Clawbie for Best New Law Blog!!!!  I posted my nominations for the 2008 Clawbies a while back, but I truly did it simply because I enjoy reading other Canadian legal blogs so much. I love reading all legal blogs of course, but being Canadian is so important to me that a Canadian based award seems particularly meaningful! Especially since, as you...

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