Regardless of what type of law you practice, there are a million little details that need to be addressed on a daily basis. From filing documents to drafting contracts to scheduling meetings, most of those tasks could be delegated to an assistant. Traditionally, this involves bringing legal assistants on staff and into your office. While this will get the job done, hiring and resourcing those assistants creates a whole new set of tasks that someone will need to manage. For law firms looking for qualified support that is efficient and affordable, virtual assistants are a great choice.
Traditional vs. Virtual Assistants
There are some tasks that require a traditional, onsite assistant. Filing, for example, will require someone who is physically in your office. An assistant who serves as a receptionist, greeting clients and receiving deliveries, is another example of someone who must be onsite. Firms that already have these staffing needs may think it more efficient to expand onsite staff to handle all administrative and legal support work. Before you choose that path, consider the cons of traditional assistants.