How many times do you meet with a client? And how much do you pay to rent your office space?
Chances are the first number is low, while the second is quite high. Which is probably why approximately 14% of attorneys now operate some type of virtual law office.
Virtual law offices are a growing trend in the legal industry, allowing cash-strapped young attorneys to practice without a physical office. But they're also increasingly popular amongst the ranks of solo and small firm practitioners who seek more flexibility and less overhead.
These numbers can only be expected to grow as Virtual Law Networks hit the scene.
Virtual Law Networks, such as DirectLaw and VLOTech, integrate the virtual law office. Instead of contracting with a number of vendors, attorneys can contract with one.
These networks offer virtual receptionists, payment technology, document review software, data storage and sharing, and paralegal support. There are calendaring and intake services, document assembly and ways to connect with clients.
Some companies also include a system that allows members to easily rent a conference room for in-person meetings. Many will also provide a business address.
Think of Virtual Law Networks as the ultimate cloud--they store your information and provide you with a complete line of business services. They can make it possible for anyone to setup a virtual law office and work from home.
So if you run a virtual law office, or are considering one, research Virtual Law Networks. They could be just the solution you're looking for.
- ABA Releases 'How-To' on Virtual Law Offices (FindLaw's Strategist)
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