A solo law firm has many advantages over larger firms, but time is not one of them. In a small practice, lawyers can get easily overwhelmed from the sheer amount of work involved in running a successful law firm. Outsourcing seems to be the best option for solo law firms who find themselves struggling to keep up with document organization, client leads, or technological concerns.
While there are a multitude of tasks a law firm can outsource, there are two that offer the greatest benefits for solo law firms. Read about the two things every solo law firm should outsource below.
Two Things Every Solo Law Firm Should Outsource
Outsource a little of everything to a virtual assistant
A virtual assistant meshes well with a solo law firm because this type of assistant: a) Works remotely and b) Is very flexible in the type and nature of work they can perform. A solo law firm that hires a virtual assistant can find creative uses for their talents. Examples of tasks our clients have our virtual assistants perform include:
- Research and fact-checking
- Screening calls
- Answering and tracking collect calls
- Making reservations and arrangements
- Travel planning
- General call answering
- Appointment booking
- Payments and invoicing
You can fully customize the tasks a virtual assistant performs on your behalf when you work with Conversational. We specialize in helping our legal clients manage their professional workload and run a more organized law firm. You can learn more about our virtual assistants and the different features available here.
Outsource your IT management to a third party provider
With the leaps and bounds made recently in cloud computing, solo law firms can outsource IT management to skilled individuals or providers. As Edward Poll, J.D., stated in an article on Small Firm Innovation:
“The number of Internet-based document assembly, document management, practice management, time and billing programs for the legal industry is growing, and the residence of programs in an offsite server means that the firm doesn’t have the upfront expense of purchasing them.”
Without the need to purchase and manage a server on their own, solo law firms can really benefit from utilizing IT outsourcing options like those described above. Aside from server purchase and running costs, hiring full-time IT support is expensive and unnecessary for a smaller firm. Outsourcing IT management to a third party provider like Server Sitters is the best option for solo law firms.
Don’t need a virtual assistant?
Above, we talked about the importance of working with a virtual assistant and IT management provider to outsource some of the time-consuming or costly tasks at your firm. If you only need call answering services with appointment booking, a virtual receptionist may be right for you. Virtual receptionists offer fewer features than virtual assistants, but many solo law firm clients find that a virtual receptionist is all they need to run the practice smoothly.
You can check out our virtual receptionist pricing page here and look over each of our available monthly plans to make your decision. All our new clients can take advantage of a special 30 day free trial for a limited time!