Upcoming Surgery

Upcoming Surgery

I rarely post on my blog (this one or my personal one actually) because frankly I’m because keeping up with all the work, plus coaching soccer, plus LIFE. And life is wonderful and crazy 🙂 But I wanted to quickly share that at the end of July I’m having a minor day surgery on my vocal chords, which thankfully doesn’t affect my work anywhere near as much as the darn broken wrist did earlier this year, but it does mean...

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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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Organization for Your Business

Organization for Your Business

Keeping organized and on top of projects is how I keep up with my growing virtual legal assistant business, three boys, a house, a dog and general life, especially with my husband regularly working out of town for weeks at a time. I stay organized with a number of tools, each with its own purpose. I use Google Calendar a lot, because not only does it help me stay on top of meetings and appointments, but it also lets me share calendars with some...

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Searching for Inspiration

Searching for Inspiration

I’ve been perusing my google reader tonight searching for inspiration for blog posts. I’ve been (happily!) so involved in the actual “doing” of my virtual legal assistant work, I’ve spent little time blogging about it or even reading about it. Whenever I need inspiration I turn to my lovely google reader and the many, many legal blogs I subcribe to. I almost always see something within the feeds that inspires me or...

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Partnering With a Virtual Legal Assistant, Part 4 (last one!)

Partnering With a Virtual Legal Assistant, Part 4 (last one!)

This is part four of my series on partnering with a virtual legal assistant. Check out parts 1 (where to find), 2 (the interview process) and 3 (getting started) if you haven’t already! Ok this is it – hopefully your relationship with your new virtual legal assistant is working out wonderfully! But sometimes it doesn’t. Maybe you’ve had someone misrepresent themselves, maybe the VLA has had an unexpected major life change...

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