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Step 1 - How to Transition from an Office Paralegal to a Virtual One

03 Jun 2020 12:50 PM | Cordina Charvis (Administrator)

Step 1

  • If you are currently employed, make sure the planning of your business does not interfere with your current job.
  • Do not quit your job abruptly. You can work on your business on your own time while you remain in your full-time job.
  • Never burn your bridges.  Leave your job on good terms.  You will need their references and they may refer clients to your business.
  • Do not use your current company’s email to find prospective clients.  Most companies retain their emails for years even after you have deleted it locally.
  • Your current boss and co-workers should not know about your business before you put in your resignation. If your company decides to downsize you may be the first to get let-go before you are ready to leave your job.
  • When you decide to resign your current position, give your boss enough time to find a replacement and continue to provide an honest day’s work.
  • Do not take or use any of your company’s confidential information in your current business. 
  • Your current employer can sue you for confidentiality violation.

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