Most law firms today hire law clerks to perform many of the clerical and administrative duties in the firm. These clerks not only help with the mundane tasks in the law office, but they can also help with legal operations, ensure documents are sorted and distributed properly, schedule appointments, and even respond to client concerns and questions.
Unfortunately, for many small and mid-size law firms, hiring a law clerk can get expensive and may just not be feasible, especially if there is not enough work to justify paying for a clerk full-time. Thankfully, using a virtual legal clerk can solve many of these issues.
In general, a law firm will hire a law clerk to:
While law clerks can help lawyers get ahead with their daily tasks, not every law firm can afford to hire a clerk. Fortunately, hiring a virtual legal clerk can not only make a law firm more efficient, but they often cost significantly less, allowing more firms to get the help they need.
The tasks and responsibilities virtual law clerks often handle include:
However, depending on the firm and the type of law they practice, these duties can include many other tasks and responsibilities.
Outside of getting work done for a law firm, hiring a virtual legal clerk can provide law offices with countless other benefits, such as helping the firm:
At Back Office Legal, our team has been providing back office support to law firms for over 30 years, including help with a firm’s:
However, we have also been helping law firms with their case files by providing them with virtual paralegals, virtual clerks, and legal assistants. This allows attorneys to get assistance with things such as conducting research, collecting case information, preparing reports, drafting correspondence, getting important statements and affidavits, plus so much more.
What’s even better is working with these virtual law clerks allows firms to keep their overhead costs low while still obtaining the benefits of hiring a skilled case manager.
For more information regarding our virtual law clerk services, contact Back Office Legal today for a free case consultation and learn how our team of professionals can help you.