Virtual Paralegal Training Center
VIRTUAL PARALEGAL TRAINING CENTER
Training, Networking & Resources
Virtual Paralegal Client Services™ (“VPCS”) is an online networking community that was created for attorneys, law firms, legal departments and recruiters that are seeking to hire virtual paralegals and legal assistants.
VPCS understands that our clients are looking for experienced, highly skilled virtual paralegals who are reliable, professional and most importantly they understand the importance of confidentiality in the legal business.
VPCS main objective is to address any questions and concerns attorneys and legal recruiters may have about hiring virtual paralegals without breaking the law or violating their clients’ privacy.
VPCS provides a directory where attorneys, law firms, in-house legal departments and recruiters can search to be connected with virtual paralegals and assistants from all practice areas throughout the United States. There are also international paralegals listed from around the world such as: United Kingdom & Canada.
Benefits of the Virtual Paralegal Job Board
Add your Internal Job ID for application tracking
Job Syndications on Google, Indeed and other search sites
Ability to add referral rewards
All Job Posts are promoted on our social media channels including @virtparajobs
We send an email blast to our over 650 subscribers.
Send candidates resumes to your website or a dedicated email address
Access to your Targeted Candidates; we only service Virtual Paralegals and Legal Assistants
Use a wide range of geographic parameters in your recruiting, from Local, National to International
Unlimited Candidate Searches on our Virtual Paralegal Directory
List your company’s profile on our Virtual Paralegal Providers’ Directory
BENEFITS OF HIRING VIRTUAL PARALEGALS & LEGAL ASSISTANTS
Virtual paralegals reduce the overhead cost for lawyers, law firms and in-house legal departments as there is no need for: training, employee insurance benefits, superannuation, workers compensation, taxation, sick leave, personal leave, holiday leave, maternity leave, parental leave, coffee breaks or any other cost incurred by employing full or part time staff. When the service of a virtual paralegal is engaged, the attorney only pays for the time it takes to complete a task or specified assignment.
Virtual paralegals offer an affordable alternative to the standard onsite employee which result in increased billable hours for lawyers. Virtual paralegals use their own equipment which will normally include a computer, smart phones, printers, software and hardware to undertake their clients’ assignments.
Hiring a virtual paralegal is the best thing you can do for your legal practice:
Below you will find a list of the most frequently asked questions about virtual paralegals. If yours is not one of them, please use the Contact Form to submit your question.
What is a Virtual Paralegal?
Virtual Paralegals are contract, independent or freelance paralegals qualified by education, training or work experience who are employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible on an as needed basis with such services being supplied through the use of technology and remote access systems.
What are the benefits of working with a Virtual Paralegal?
Virtual paralegals reduce the cost of overhead for lawyers, law firms, and in-house legal departments as there is no need for: training, employee insurance benefits, superannuation, workers compensation, taxation, sick leave, personal leave, holiday leave, maternity leave, parental leave, coffee breaks or any other cost which is incurred with employing full-time or part-time staff. With engaging the services of virtual paralegals, you only pay for the time it takes to complete a task or specified assignment.
What equipment is needed to work with Virtual Paralegals?
Virtual paralegals can offer a very affordable alternative to the standard onsite employee and result in increased billable hours for attorneys. Virtual paralegals have their own equipment which includes computer, eFax, smart phone, printer, task and practice management software to undertake their clients’ assignments.
How do Virtual Paralegals handle confidentiality?
Virtual paralegals must adhere to strict code of ethics and have developed privacy policies to deal with confidential client information.
Each virtual paralegal must sign an Independent Contractor Agreement which mandates confidentiality, etc. If there is a conflict, they must reject the assignment. All documents transmitted with attorney client information should be labeled as such and must be password protected. All files must be deleted from hard drives at the conclusion of each assignment.
How do Virtual Paralegals handle conflicts of interest?
Virtual paralegals must perform conflict checks prior to accepting any assignment. They must immediately notify clients of any potential conflicts and assist clients with finding alternative assistance. Should a conflict arise after a virtual paralegal has begun an assignment, all necessary parties must be notified and the appropriate actions must be taken?
How do clients communicate with Virtual Paralegals?
With the advancement of technology most virtual paralegals communicate with their clients through law practice management software which usually have an email and document storage. The old fashion phone call is also used in a virtual paralegal client relationship.
How do Virtual Paralegals deliver their work?
Completed work is usually delivered through law practice management software which is also password protected.
How much do Virtual Paralegals charge for their services??
Virtual paralegal fees vary based on geographical location, experience, practice areas among other things. However, it will also be significantly less than hiring a full or part-time employee. Virtual paralegals fees range from $15-$100 per hour.