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.
Some of the services performed by virtual paralegals include:
Legal entity management
Carrying out legal research.
Interviewing and preparing witnesses for trial.
Drafting pleadings as well as any other legal papers.
Performing searches on public records.
General trial preparation including preparing notebooks for trial.
Billing for the firm as well as time entry.
Maintaining materials for cases.
Organizing papers for discovery as well as summarizing them.
Perform tasks to deliver trial support such as maintaining the necessary documents, coordinating the witnesses, maintaining daily summaries of court transcripts.