The possibilities afforded by the Internet have exploded and forever changed the ways that legal services can be delivered. Today it’s clear that elawyering, which also encompasses the term “virtual lawyering,” is being embraced by firms of all sizes to serve clients of all income levels. So what further transformations lie ahead? Here are six predictions from the co-chairs of the ABA/LPM eLawyering Task Force.
It might seem like having a virtual office means a lawyer can practice from anywhere, and likewise can represent clients anywhere. However, the fact is that while some states welcome virtual law offices, other states limit them. Here are guidelines and issues to consider before hanging your virtual shingle across state lines.
Is it possible to operate a full-service law firm without being tied to the office? Absolutely. The author explains how his small firm has succeeded at it—and without breaking the bank on fancy high-end technology. From finding a reliable means of communication to smart staffing choices, here’s their method for getting it all done while finding the freedom to live their lives.
With law firms increasingly embracing virtual practice tools, there is an increased reliance on online service providers to store and process client information. Using such providers offers obvious benefits, but it also raises complex confidentiality issues under various rules of professional conduct. Here are guidelines to sort through the confidentiality maze.
Virtual firms can attract talented professionals committed to excellence as well as to creating the life they want. Here are seven tips for managing a virtual firm.