Transcription Options

Transcription Options

One of my favorite tasks to perform for clients is transcription. I can type out letters or court documents, or even perform tasks just based on instructions from the transcription, for example, a transcription might attach a number of documents that I’m asked to describe individually. For lawyers or other business owners who are considering taking advantage of the benefits of transcription, there are a number of options available. Most...

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Virtual Legal Assistance and Efficiency

Virtual Legal Assistance and Efficiency

This morning I was involved in a wonderful webinar all about finding and working with a virtual legal assistant. Larry of Rocket Matter included some poll questions, including one about support staff to lawyer ratios. This is an interesting topic to me, as I’ve actually got a really wide range of experience with respect to staffing ratios. My very first legal assistant position was one where there were three assistants and one lawyer. Then...

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Finally Friday

Finally Friday

Well, I’ve done it! One week down with a post each and every day for Blawger Survivor. And that means I made it even longer than the host of the contest, lol. So far it has been a great reminder of how useful and interesting blogging can be. And I have read some wonderful posts from the other entrants in the contest. A couple of my faves: The Haiku post at Leadership, Women, Lawyers (short and sweet) Orientate Me at No Reins Girl (love...

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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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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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