Thanks to the General Practice Solo Small Firm Section of the Florida Bar, I attended my first legal tech seminar last week. On Day 1, the speakers talked about courtroom technology, e-discovery, social media and blog ethics, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat. Day 2 was mostly on practice management. There was also an interesting conference on social media discovery and jury selection. I learned a lot and met great attorneys and paralegals. For those who couldn’t make it, these are my favorite tips of the Wild Wild Tech Seminar:
The GPSSF Section will host another legal tech seminar next January. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to keep up with legal technology and trends.
It's the last month of the year already. As a thank you for following my blog and social media pages, I would like to offer you 31 practice tips until the end of the year. My hope is that these practice tips will give you the tools to increase your legal practice's efficiency, productivity and profitability for 2015.
31 Days Until 2015
Casemaker and Fastcase are great alternatives to Westlaw and LexisNexis, especially for primary law. And the best thing is, they are often offered free of charge to state bar members.
There are events in our lives that make us thankful for what we have. I had such an event last week when I came back home to a messy house. No the mess wasn't done by my 2 years old toddler, but by a burglar who broke into our house and took some of our belongings. I should have left the house with my toddler to be safe, but in the moment I just thought about calling the cops. What if the burglar had been in the house? I would have never forgave myself if something had happened to my toddler.
Even though we will probably never see our stolen belongings again, I'm thankful that my toddler and I were not harmed during the incident. I'm also thankful for the support and help of my community and neighbors. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
After many months of hard work, I can finally say that Your Paralegal Help Desk is officially open for business! It wasn't an easy road, but I learned a lot along the way and would like to share it with you in this blog.
Welcome to my blog. My name is Emilie and I am the owner and paralegal at Your Paralegal Help Desk. I decided to start my virtual paralegal company several months ago after working remotely on an as-needed basis for a law firm. Little did I know I could have called myself a virtual paralegal. With a little help from Google and online forums, I found several virtual paralegal companies that assist attorneys. I learned there were benefits for both paralegals and attorneys when contracting with a virtual paralegal. Paralegals are able to work from home, accept attorney clients and have a flexible schedule. Attorneys save money by avoiding overhead costs and only paying for the hours a paralegal work. These convinced me to start my own virtual paralegal company.
I am creating this blog to share useful information for the legal community. I will talk about the paralegal profession, give tips on improving your legal practice, share some practical tools I use to increase my productivity and so much more.
In the coming weeks I will be talking about what is a virtual paralegal. If you have any questions on this topic, send me an email or add it as a comment to this blog. I will be glad to answer you in my next blog post.
In the meantime, I invite you to subscribe to my monthly newsletter. This month's newsletter is about starting a legal services business.
Disclaimer: The content on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. Your Paralegal Help Desk's blogger is not an attorney and cannot give legal advice. If you have a legal issue, you should immediately seek the advice of a licensed attorney in your state.