Running a law firm can be incredibly demanding. In addition to meeting with clients, drafting legal documents, appearing in court, and reviewing legal documents, you also have to manage the seemingly-endless streams of paper and information that come across your desk. Having an assistant and/or paralegal is a critical way to ensure that you stay on top of deadlines and more.
For many law firms, hiring full-time employees may be cost-prohibitive – or simply not necessary. A legal virtual assistant can help to bridge the gap, providing valuable services for a fraction of the cost of hiring an assistant or paralegal. Starting at just $4.99 per hour, our legal virtual assistants can help you keep your office running smoothly without breaking your budget.
At Tasks Assistant, we understand the demands of growing and running a business. Our virtual legal assistants can cover a wide range of tasks remotely, using the latest software and cloud technologies. Reach out today to learn more about how we can help your law firm thrive.
What Does a Legal Virtual Assistant Do?
Attorneys often need assistance managing their heavy caseloads. Whether you are a litigator, transactional lawyer, or immigration attorney, chances are good that you need some level of administrative support.
Unfortunately, hiring a full-time paralegal or legal assistant can be pricey. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, paralegals and legal assistants earn a median salary of $56,230 annually or $27.03 per hour. Even if you hire an administrative assistant without specific legal training, that will still require you to pay them as much as $19.08 per hour or $39,680 per year. On top of a salary, you will also be responsible for other expenses – like payroll taxes, benefits, and workers’ compensation insurance.
A virtual legal assistant is a cost-effective solution to the dilemma that many law firms face: how to get the help that they need without sinking their budget. A virtual legal assistant provides remote administrative support for lawyers. Their job duties can vary depending on the needs of the employer but may include everything from setting appointments to organizing legal files to assembling documents in response to discovery requests.
Virtual legal assistant services start at just $4.99 per hour. You can use a virtual assistant for as many or as few hours per week as you need. Whether you need someone to spend 10 hours per week completing immigration forms or 40 hours a week drafting legal memorandum for your review, a virtual legal assistant can take it on for a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time employee.
Virtual assistants take advantage of technology like Dropbox, email, Slack, and Zoom to collaborate with you on assigned projects. They can answer the phone for you, calendar hearings, and even handle marketing on your behalf. This frees you up to do the work that keeps your business running, whether that involves attending closings, negotiating settlements, drafting contracts, or taking cases to trial.
Our Legal Virtual Assistant Services
Our legal virtual assistants provide services across a range of practice areas, including:
- Corporate law
- Family Law
- Criminal Defense
Our virtual legal assistants and paralegals can take on a variety of tasks for you depending on your needs and the type of law that you practice. Our services include:
- Calendar management
- Schedule and communicate with the court
- Travel planning
- Email management
- File organization
- Client intake
- Client communication
- Note-taking during client meetings
- Draft correspondence
- Form preparation
- Compliance filings
- Draft pleadings and other legal documents
- Prepare affidavits
- Prepare and respond to discovery
- Draft demand letters
- Document redaction
- Analyze and organize client documents
- Due diligence
- Case status monitoring
- Contract drafting (based on templates that you provide)
- Draft legal documents
- Creation of presentations
- Legal research
- Trial preparation, including preparing and organizing exhibits
- Coordinate closings
- Conduct title research
- Website management and SEO
- Social media management
- Email marketing
- Set up and manage pay-per click ads
- Draft blog posts
Our services can be tailored to meet the needs of your law firm. If you do trusts and estates work, for example, a virtual legal assistant can prepare and file probate documents, including inventories, petitions, and accountings. We will work with you to ensure that our assistant provides you with the highest quality service.
Working with a Legal Virtual Assistant
When you contact Tasks Assistant for a virtual legal assistant, we will begin the process by analyzing your law firm’s needs. We will then select a virtual assistant who has the necessary skills and experience for the work that you require.
All of our virtual assistants are based in Mumbai, India. However, they work across all time zones so that your assistant will be available when you need them.
Hourly rates for our assistants start at $4.99. Each assistant has their own rate, which you will only pay if you are satisfied with their work. You will not have to sign a contract or pay a start-up fee to hire one of our virtual legal assistants.
Once you have been assigned a virtual legal assistant/paralegal, you will get a chance to chat with them about the type of work that you need them to do. You can communicate with your assistant using your technology of choice, whether that be email, Skype, What’s App, Slack, or Zoom.
Your assistant will use your preferred case management software, email platform, and other software to perform their work and manage projects. With access to your software accounts, they can upload documents, review information, manage your calendar, and perform other tasks. All work can be performed using cloud-based software so that you have 24/7 access to your client files and documents.
If you need to talk to your virtual legal assistant about a specific issue outside of their typical working hours, you can simply schedule a time to chat or send them an email. In this way, you can work as efficiently as possible and keep costs down to manage your budget.
We know that law firms handle sensitive client information that is protected from disclosure. We recognize the importance of keeping both your information and your clients’ information secure. Tasks Assistant has a thorough vetting process, including background checks, interviews, and speaking with references. We also conduct internal checks for compliance with our virtual assistants. We take these steps to ensure that you’ll be working with an assistant that you can trust.
Want to Hire a Legal Virtual Assistant? Give Us a Call!
A virtual legal assistant or paralegal can be critical to keeping your law firm running smoothly. Our virtual legal assistant services are a cost-effective alternative to hiring a full-time staff member. With our virtual assistants, you can get the help that you need, when you need it, at a price that you can afford.
At Tasks Assistant, we understand the pressures of running a small business. We offer high-quality virtual assistant services, including for law firms and attorneys, to allow you to get the benefits of a legal assistant/paralegal – without the high costs.
To learn more, give us a call at 1-888-557-8678. You can also send us an email or Skype us at Support-TA at any time.