One of the biggest priorities for your practice is continued growth. But as a modern attorney, you have a lot to manage on a day-to-day basis, and you may not be giving growth the attention it deserves.
According to the 2019 Clio Legal Trends Report, 76% of attorneys say they’re overworked. By getting help from a virtual paralegal, you can free up a lot of your time so you’re not spending hours on administrative tasks like paperwork.
Here are considerations about how to stand out to new clients and why Paralegal as a Service can help you grow.
What clients look for in a lawyer
First, it’s important to think through what attracts new clients. The same report from Clio shows that 82% of clients care about timeliness and 81% want a response to all of their questions. This means you need to be putting client communication first. Meet your clients where they are with communication techniques like texting, so they can always stay in touch. Not all law firms offer texting, so doing so will help you stand out.
The report also found that 76% of clients want to have a clear sense of how much their legal issue will cost them. This is where you can be more transparent than your competitors. Showcase your fees and cost structure online so clients don’t have to guess what they will have to pay.
Clients also want their attorneys to be tech-savvy. Use an online platform like NextChapter that will help both you and your clients track the progress of the case and implement helpful case management tools like checklists and scheduling.
Hire a virtual paralegal
Get the help you need on daily tasks so you can focus more on growing your law firm. Allow a virtual paralegal to come in and take on administrative responsibilities, case management, and client intake. Paralegal as a Service allows you to hire legal assistance only when you need it, so you’ll save money on full-time staff.
These experienced paralegals work from their own homes and are ready to take on your cases. Only by getting an extra hand can you focus on how to attract leads and build your practice, ensuring that it will be successful in the long-term.
Hire a virtual paralegal today with Paralegal as a Service from NextChapter.