As you all know, I'm a big fan of virtual workers. Every month, we get dozens of emails and unsolicited résumés from virtual paralegals, law clerks and even lawyers who wish to work for our firm. There is no question that there is a ready supply of virtual workers for the legal services market.
In an effort to help promote the benefits of virtual workers and especially virtual paralegals, we will start a new message category called "Virtual Paralegals for Hire." If you are a virtual worker who wants the Greatest American Lawyer blog to promote you and your website, just send us an email at Greatest.American @gmail.com and we will feature you here.
Virtual workers offer a tremendous advantage to law firms. They work as independent contractors on a flex schedule. If you don't have work for them to do, you don't have to send them work. If you get busy all of a sudden or need a quick turnaround, you can tap into your virtual worker pool and kick things out quickly and easily. Every law firm struggles with the question of when to hire that next staff member. While you will certainly pay more on an hourly basis for a virtually, you will not be strapped with the overhead of office space, employee benefits, health care, and a permanent employee (by weekly paychecks). Give it a try. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.