Litigation is unpredictable, making it difficult to obtain the paralegal assistance your firm needs. You may need a great deal of help drafting and filing initial pleadings, requesting and responding to discovery documents, obtaining and analyzing important records, and preparing for trial. Other times, you may only require basic assistance with client intake, organizing case files, and calendaring court appearances and key deadlines.
A virtual paralegal can be the perfect solution to handling the ebbs and flows of your litigation practice, providing several services quickly and cost-effectively. Here are four ways a virtual paralegal can improve the productivity of your estate planning firm:
Providing Office Support
Virtual paralegals can quickly add value to your team by helping with routine office tasks like billing, invoicing, and client intake. They are highly skilled professionals who can assist with the scheduling and management of attorney and court schedules and ensure that all required documents are filed timely and accurately.
Hiring a virtual paralegal eliminates the hassle and overhead costs associated with hiring a full-time in-office employee, such as salary and benefits, making it an appealing option for practices looking to cut costs. You can use their assistance to streamline processes and free up valuable time for other administrative tasks, saving money on overhead and ensuring that critical tasks are completed on time.
Virtual litigation paralegals enable your practice to maximize time and resources. With the help of virtual paralegals, you can offload tedious tasks while focusing on larger-scale work. They can conduct case law research, review and organize case files, analyze and summarize discovery documents, obtain necessary records, and assist attorneys in trial as needed.
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Document Preparation and Drafting
An experienced paralegal can draft pleadings, including complaints, answers, motions, discovery requests and responses, engagement agreements, and notices. They can prepare, assemble, and organize exhibits for trial, and manage filings. This saves the client money while also saving the lawyer time. Furthermore, because virtual paralegals are available “as needed,” there is no need for additional hiring fees or long-term commitments associated with hiring a full-time, in-office paralegal.
A virtual paralegal can help you maintain clear, consistent communication with clients throughout a case. This ongoing communication can help build trust between you and your client, which is essential for a successful outcome in court proceedings. Virtual paralegals can help:
- Screen potential clients.
- Gather information from clients to respond to discovery requests.
- Provide timely updates to clients and answer any questions that may arise during a case’s duration.
- Organize files and keep track of documents throughout each stage of litigation.
Virtual paralegals are a great addition to any litigation practice. They offer a cost-effective and efficient solution to managing cases and documents, freeing up your time to focus on other important matters. With their expertise, they can help you manage tasks more efficiently and accurately than ever before.
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