The Paralegal Voice: "Virtual Paralegals"

The second episode of The Paralegal Voice: “Virtual Paralegal”, co-hosted by Vicki Voisin and Lynne DeVenny, is now available at LegalTalkNetwork.

This episode, featuring virtual lawyer Stephanie Kimbro, owner of Virtual Law Office Technology and Kimbro Legal Services, and virtual paralegal Denise Annunciata, owner of Virtual Paralegal Services and LeapLaw, as the expert guests, explores what it takes to work as a virtual paralegal or legal assistant, and provides insight into the qualities that you need to succeed in this growing specialty area.

In this episode:

■ Why Stephanie Kimbro started her virtual law practice
■ How Denise Annunciata started her virtual paralegal business
■ Desired traits for a virtual paralegal, including education & experience
■ Recommended basic software applications
■ Maintaining confidentiality & attorney supervision
■ Practice & social media tips

Special thanks to the show’s sponsors: Teris, Clio, NALA and West Livenote.

As a bonus, we are providing the following Internet resources:

“Financing Your Virtual Legal Assistant Business” by Halo Secretarial Services
http://halosecretarialservices.com/blog/2009/05/19/financing-your-virtual-legal-assistant-business/

“Getting by with a little help…from a virtual assistant”, Your ABA
http://www.abanet.org/media/youraba/200809/article08.html

“Home Office Lawyer” blog by Grant Griffiths
http://gdgrifflaw.typepad.com/home_office_lawyer/virtual_assistant/

International Virtual Assistants Association
http://www.ivaa.org/

International Association of Virtual Office Assistants
http://www.iavoa.com/

“Outsourcing for Solos and Small Firms: Virtual Paralegals
http://new.abanet.org/sitetation/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=113

“The Virtual Assistant: Every Lawyer Needs One”, Law Practice Today
http://www.abanet.org/lpm/lpt/articles/tch07071.shtml

VANetworking
http://www.vanetworking.com/

“Virtual Assistance for a Virtual Law Practice” by Virtual Law Office
http://www.vlotech.com/blog/virtual-assistance-for-a-virtual-law-practice/

“Virtual Help: An Outsourcing Relationship With a Virtual Assistant Can Complete Your Team”, Law Practice Today
http://www.abanet.org/lpm/lpt/articles/mgt04062.shtml

“Virtual Paralegals Manage Cases at a Distance”, Legal Technology
http://www.law.com/jsp/legaltechnology/pubArticleLT.jsp?id=1202423762738