In a research report, it is predicted that by 2018, online working including virtual assistant services will be worth $5 billion as the demand for online virtual work continues to grow. So why aren’t attorneys and law firms hiring virtual paralegals?
Law firms and attorneys seem to be comfortable using virtual assistants in their legal practice but have been hesitant to work with virtual paralegals.
One can conclude that the “virtual”; aspect is not the issue. Some research has shown that attorneys are most concerned about confidentiality which is not an issue with hiring virtual assistant.
Most attorneys use virtual assistants for clerical and administrative assignments. Another reason I found was that they do not know where to find virtual paralegals.
What are your thoughts on why attorneys are reluctant to hire virtual paralegals?