If you are thinking about starting a virtual paralegal business, the more specific question you should be asking yourself is, “Should I start this business or not?” The more you understand the leap you are about to make into starting a business the better chances it will be a successful one.
Are you capable of working with little or no supervision?
- A virtual paralegal is a business owner; your clients do not have the time to supervise you as they would if you were working in their law office or legal department. Attorneys are required to review your final work before filings or distributions but they won’t have time to walk you through the process.
- The expectation is that you can manage your business without supervision and still deliver the services that you were hired to do.
- Attorneys and legal departments expect you to have the skills needed to perform your duties as paralegals; in most cases, there is limited or no on the job training.
- One of the main reason’s attorneys use virtual paralegals is to reduce their over-head costs which would normally include the time and resources it takes to train their paralegal.