Technological Changes in the Practice of Law Calls for a New Breed of Legal Secretaries!
Online PR News – 05-April-2012 – Bloomfield, NJ – Today’s law firms are very different from what they were a few years ago. Before the economic crisis, law firms enjoyed profits, prosperity and an overall sense of security in the legal market. After the economic crisis, law firms suffered major blows to their bottom line and had to scramble to find new ways of maintaining a profit while still providing quality legal services to its clients. One of the solutions to this problem is the creation and implementation of “virtual legal services.”
According to The New York State Bar Association’s April 2, 2011 Report on the Task Force on the Future of the Legal Profession:
“Developments in technology have created the opportunity to form new kinds of law firms and legal enterprises. Brick-and-mortar law offices are competing with – and in some cases being joined by – overhead-saving small firms that exist “virtually”, meaning they exist and work almost exclusively online. Using the latest technology, virtual law firms can gather and share information online through secure sites or platforms that reside on the Internet. Improved encryption systems, pervasive web usage, and the ease of digital document and information transmissions have allowed the “virtual law firm” to become a viable option.”
With this new technological way of practicing law, a new breed of legal secretaries has emerged - called “virtual legal secretaries.”
This type of legal secretary is a hybrid of a traditional legal secretary with the background and training of a more technologically savvy secretary. They can do more than just type your typical letters and answer phone calls. They can also create complex word-processing documents with the use of latest technologies. They are and need to be more proficient than your average legal secretary because technology is constantly changing the way business is being conducted in a law firm.
No matter how advanced a law firm is or how virtual they can become, administrative support will always be needed because attorneys are in the business of practicing law and not formatting complex word-processing documents. Even though younger generational attorneys are more likely to do their own typing, they should not be spending billable time on non-billable time-consuming administrative tasks.
This is why firms need The Virtual Legal Secretary & Translator. The Virtual Legal Secretary & Translator is an online administrative consultation business created to assist law offices and individuals by providing affordable business solutions to their various administrative needs. They cater to a variety of firms, both large and small, by providing administrative support in a “virtual” manner.
“Outsourcing to The Virtual Legal Secretary & Translator makes sense because you will be increasing your profit margin in the long run by not having to pay for benefits, vacation and sick time and/or state and federal taxes. You will also be getting more for your money because you are not just hiring a legal secretary you are hiring a legal administrative professional who is constantly improving on skills in the latest technological trends that firms are currently implementing.” ~ Yasmin A. Cespedes
So if you are looking for a low cost way of obtaining excellent legal administrative support for your firm, look to The Virtual Legal Secretary & Translator. Schedule a consultation today!
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To learn more information about The Virtual Legal Secretary & Translator, please visit their website at www.thevirtuallegalsecretary.com, or to schedule a consultation, please contact Yasmin at (888) 492-8597 (x101) or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.