September 01, 2012

How Real Are Virtual Law Firms?

Chad E. Burton

At first glance, the concept of a virtual law firm sounds mystical or fake. In a profession historically resistant to change, the idea of altering the way business is done can be difficult for some lawyers to swallow. Peeling away the layers, however, reveals that there is nothing magical about a virtual law firm. It is simply a fancy way of labeling two or more lawyers who collaborate and recognize that innovation should play a role in serving clients.

This is what it is all about, right? Client service. Any decision made in a law practice ultimately affects how a client is served. Virtual law practices are no different.

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