LEGAL VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS
There’s a common misconception among most attorneys…especially those just starting out or operating as a solo or small firm: you feel you have to do everything yourself. Getting over that hurdle early on by learning to delegate tasks is your first step to understanding how to grow your law practice with a legal virtual assistant.
For larger firms, attorneys tend to share their legal assistant…sometimes up to 7 attorneys are sharing 1 admin. Sound familiar? This ends up putting more work back on your lap and takes you out of your “zone of genius”. Not sure how to use a virtual assistant? Here’s some areas that attorneys are using EVA VA’s today:
Christy Thompson shared her 90 day accomplishments with a VA in place from EVA. Christy documented all of the systems her firm uses in 90 days from how the phone is answered, how a complaint is drafted, how the e-fax works, how to send out a demand, how to retain a client etc. Then, she hired a VA from EVA. “I was looking for an Operations Manager but knew I couldn’t afford that full time. I called EVA, told her my ideas on how I wanted to use Tettra (it integrates with Slack so you can find what you are looking for without leaving Slack) and my goal. She got all the staff on board, assigned everyone a task, stayed on top of getting it done, tested things out, ensured they worked and 90 days later I have a 250 page operations manual that is fully searchable and integrated with my firm’s slack channels. I definitely recommend Elite Virtual Assistants. Since hiring my Operations Manager I’ve used someone for referral marketing and for one-off administrative projects like cleaning up my cloud filing.” -Christy Thompson, Thompson Law Firm, LLC