May 01, 2014

The Virtual Truth: Four Tips for Creating and Maintaining an Efficient and Productive Virtual Law Firm Team

Stacey L. Romberg
  • What unique issues should a virtual law firm expect to address in meeting its staffing needs?
  • How can remote staff most effectively communicate as a team?

Since opening my virtual law firm in 1999, I’ve found that, more than any other component of running a small business, developing an effective virtual team has proved challenging. After many mistakes and hard-learned lessons, along with some sleepless nights and occasional painful dramas, my current remote team consistently achieves high marks. Each person fulfills a defined function on our team and contributes positively to the team’s collaboration, work flow, and perhaps most importantly, strong sense of collegiality and commitment despite the lack of daily in-person communication.

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