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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Virtual Legal Assistant Event

Virtual Legal Assistant Event

Are you free on Friday afternoon? If you are, and especially if you have any questions about working with a virtual legal assistant, consider attending an upcoming event which will be hosted by Andrea Cannavina (Legal Typist) – How to Locate and Work With a Virtual Legal Assistant. I’ll be co-presenting with Andrea and it’s an event sure to provide great information! Event Details: Friday, May 01, 2009 at 4:00 PM (ET) You...

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Cloud Storage for Lawyers

Cloud Storage for Lawyers

I love reading articles like this one from Law.Com’s Legal Technology section (hat tip to @nikiblack for pointing it out!) It reminds us all, lawyers and businesses like mine that serve lawyers, to look at how we are storing our files and protecting them. What kind of security do you have in place on your computer? What kind of backup do you use? Personally I have a couple of systems in place. I do password protect my computer files. I...

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Generation Labels

I’ve never tried to embed a video on my blog before (I need to do this more often!!) but I was so inspired when I saw this video called The Lost Generation over on Susan Cartier Liebel’s great blog Build A Solo Practice, LLC.  Thank goodness she posted the link on Twitter – I haven’t gotten to my reader in a few days so I don’t know when I would have seen this! You really have to watch this video – the WHOLE...

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Change

I just read this post by Jordan Furlong over at Law21. I know it doesn’t seem like it at first, but it is a post about hope and about change. And I was honoured that Jordan mentioned Halo Secretarial as being a legal secretarial service that is ready for the changes that are (hopefully) coming in the future to law firms. Being included with the likes of game changers like Solo Practice University, JD Supra, or Virtual Law Office is so...

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