In today’s economy, law practices have to find creative ways to improve their “bottom line.” One of the biggest ways to reduce costs and increase productivity is to outsource legal administrative support services. Yes; I am talking about hiring a freelance paralegal.

Many firms and solo practitioners in today’s market are recognizing that hiring a freelance paralegal can increase office productivity and decrease the many costs associated with hiring a full-time paralegal. In an ever changing economy, it is important to review the benefits of working with a freelance paralegal. Dorothy Secol, a pioneer in the freelance paralegal business, said it best in her book titled Starting and Managing your own Business: A Freelancing Guide for Paralegals. “When the economy is depressed and firms are downsizing, it is to the freelance paralegal that firms turn. … In this way, companies do not have to provide office space or pay a regular salary and benefits to an employee.” (Secol, p.9).

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