Quick Virtual Assistant Tips

Quick Virtual Assistant Tips

There are so many things to learn when you are starting a new business, and there are some things I really wish I had known when I started my virtual legal assistant business! Whether you aspire to be a virtual assistant or you or thinking about working with a virtual assistant, I thought I’d share some quick tips I’ve learned and would have benefited from implementing sooner: Be clear from the beginning on your preferred method and...

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Time Blocking Tip

Time Blocking Tip

I love summer, but I have to tell you how glad I am that the school vacation part of it is almost over! Besides, fall colors are so pretty, it’s a great season to look forward to. This summer, my multi-tasking abilities were definitely put to the test and my biggest tip for getting everything done: time blocking. photo credit: wwarby That’s because while I say I “multi-task”, there are times when too many things going...

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Virtual Paralegal – Trendy?

Virtual Paralegal – Trendy?

Becoming a virtual paralegal is the best thing I have ever done, career-wise anyway! So I was very excited when I was interviewed for an article in Legal Assistant Today about the rising trend to being a freelance or virtual paralegal and I just wanted to share, hopefully there will be a link available at Legal Assistant Today at some point in the future, but for now you can read the text of the article by Tammy R. Pettinato here! Of course,...

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It IS Worth It

I think many of us are overwhelmed some days, some weeks even, by the demands on our time and wonder if what we’re doing is working. I read this beautiful post by Kelly Phillips Erb (aka Taxgirl) today about Martin Luther King and achieving justice. Now, having worked with lawyers for so many years I have a ton of respect for the work that they do and know that access to justice is so important, even if sometimes things aren’t so...

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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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