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Virtual Assistants for Attorneys? Check out Rocket Matter…

I know there are plenty of Virtual Assistants out there who contract with attorneys.  It’s just a natural match.  The fact that there are a multitude of solo practitioners in the field of law compliments the use of a remote administrative professional.  It saves the expenses and overhead associated with hiring a paralegal or legal secretary.  No employee costs, no office space needed and no cost for additional office equipment.  Given today’s technology, there really is no need for a solo or even a small firm to hire an employee when a VA can do the job and save them money at the same time.

The only cumbersome aspect might be coordinating files, etc from the virtual assistants computer to the attorney’s computer.  It’s not that hard to send files electronically, but now there is an even better and more secure option.  Rocket Matter is the ‘web generation of legal software’  and it seems like it was designed to be used by virtual assistants.

Designed specifically for the legal industry, Rocket Matter provides your calendar, contact and billing information all in one place…on the web.  That means it’s accessible by everyone in the practice, anytime, anywhere.  Designed specifically for law practices, entering information has been streamlined, with fields for client information, etc.  And once the information is there, you can utilize the search feature to easily find files and matters when you need them.  The calendaring feature makes scheduling simple and integrates into billing so you are no longer required to re-enter billed time from a separate calendar into your billing software. You won’t have to worry about missing billable time or items because it’s all tracked for you, simplifying and reducing your billing time and thus capturing more costs.

All of the information is stored on Rocket Matters highly secure servers with daily backups, safe from computer crashes and other technological nightmares.  It can be accessed from any computer, so if your laptop fries you still have everything you need, accessible from any other computer with an Internet connection. If the attorney uses a Mac and you’re a PC user, it alleviates compatibility issues as well. And there is no need to have a complicated and expensive network set-up.

Pricing is affordable and billed per month based on the number of users, both attorneys and support staff.  There is also an unbelievable 60-day money back guarantee!  You can watch a preview and get a better idea of how the system works over at the Rocket Matter website.  Check it out and see what a perfect fit it is for the legal virtual assistant.

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13 Comments

  1. […] the natural relationship between virtual assistants and Rocket Matter. Take a look at her post, Virtual Assistants for Attorneys? Check out Rocket Matter…, to see how your firm may benefit from a Legal SaaS solution and the use of […]



  2. Stephanie Kimbro on June 11, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    SaaS, web-based legal software is a growing option for legal professionals.

    I practice law from home with a web-based virtual law office powered by Virtual Law Office Technology (VLOTech). My clients have their own secure homepages and I have my own backend law office.

    This is an ideal place for the virtual assistant. The backend law office of the VLOTech software has features that allow the attorney to give access to the virtual assistant to handle administrative communications with clients, document and case management, scheduling, billing and other functions. As more attorneys go online to practice law, virtual assistants who are knowledgeable about current web-based technologies, such as RocketMatter and VLOTech, will be highly sought after.



  3. Stephanie Kimbro on June 11, 2008 at 10:08 am

    SaaS, web-based legal software is a growing option for legal professionals.

    I practice law from home with a web-based virtual law office powered by Virtual Law Office Technology (VLOTech). My clients have their own secure homepages and I have my own backend law office.

    This is an ideal place for the virtual assistant. The backend law office of the VLOTech software has features that allow the attorney to give access to the virtual assistant to handle administrative communications with clients, document and case management, scheduling, billing and other functions. As more attorneys go online to practice law, virtual assistants who are knowledgeable about current web-based technologies, such as RocketMatter and VLOTech, will be highly sought after.



  4. Michael Doohan on June 13, 2008 at 6:29 am

    I went to the Rocket Matter site, and as a Virtual Assistant, I am a little confused by your post. You mention the idea of coordinating documents – how exactly does RM assist us in the sharing of documents with our attorney clients? Is there a document management component that I didn’t see? Sorry, but your post seems like you’ve copied some of their marketing lingo that was designed to attract attorneys that might use the program, not VAs like us? What am I missing? And, why would an attorney need all that when they can use Google docs to share documents with us better and easier and way cheaper?



  5. Michael Doohan on June 13, 2008 at 1:29 am

    I went to the Rocket Matter site, and as a Virtual Assistant, I am a little confused by your post. You mention the idea of coordinating documents – how exactly does RM assist us in the sharing of documents with our attorney clients? Is there a document management component that I didn’t see? Sorry, but your post seems like you’ve copied some of their marketing lingo that was designed to attract attorneys that might use the program, not VAs like us? What am I missing? And, why would an attorney need all that when they can use Google docs to share documents with us better and easier and way cheaper?



  6. clericaladvantage on June 13, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Michael,
    You’re correct, I did use some of their wording, as this was an informational post aimed at introducing what can be a very useful tool for both lawyers and their VAs. You’ll note that this was not a ‘review’ of the product.
    You are correct that as of yet, document management and storage is not available but is on the horizon for later this year. I spoke of keeping ‘files and matters’ and perhaps I should have stated ‘client data’ in order to minimize confusion.
    Even without this feature, the integration that RM offers between the calendaring feature, the ability to input client data, time tracking and billing still makes this a useful product for VA’s that brings what generally is done on several different programs into one centralized spot, with access from anywhere.



  7. clericaladvantage on June 13, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Michael,
    You’re correct, I did use some of their wording, as this was an informational post aimed at introducing what can be a very useful tool for both lawyers and their VAs. You’ll note that this was not a ‘review’ of the product.
    You are correct that as of yet, document management and storage is not available but is on the horizon for later this year. I spoke of keeping ‘files and matters’ and perhaps I should have stated ‘client data’ in order to minimize confusion.
    Even without this feature, the integration that RM offers between the calendaring feature, the ability to input client data, time tracking and billing still makes this a useful product for VA’s that brings what generally is done on several different programs into one centralized spot, with access from anywhere.



  8. chaz on June 17, 2008 at 4:17 am

    Are you kidding? An “informational post?” Look – RM may allow us to share calendars and bill but there are lots of programs that do the same and more. Basecamp for example can do all of that. Billing Orchard can handle the billing on line as can other programs. Your advertisement for RM was just that – and you got busted. I know – you don’t work for us you work with us, unless there is some incentive to post informationally!



  9. chaz on June 16, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Are you kidding? An “informational post?” Look – RM may allow us to share calendars and bill but there are lots of programs that do the same and more. Basecamp for example can do all of that. Billing Orchard can handle the billing on line as can other programs. Your advertisement for RM was just that – and you got busted. I know – you don’t work for us you work with us, unless there is some incentive to post informationally!



  10. clericaladvantage on June 17, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Wow, I never imagined a simple introduction to a service would cause so much controversy. I see tons of people doing exactly the same thing, discovering a product or service and blogging about it. I never claimed there was nothing else out there that did the same things, nor did I claim it was the only one like it. When I first read about Rocket Matter I was intrigued because it was specifically designed and marketed to attorneys. I’ve been employed by attorneys and currently have an attorney for a client, so it gained my attention. I didn’t call this a review, as I haven’t used the service. I’m not quite sure why I’m taking all this heat for a simple blog post. I don’t believe this reflects in any way on my abilities as a virtual assistant or the way that I work with my clients.
    Even if it was an advertisement, which it was not, as I assure you I received no compensation, there are plenty of virtual assistant blogs that do plenty of advertising without coming under this type of scrutiny.



  11. clericaladvantage on June 17, 2008 at 6:44 am

    Wow, I never imagined a simple introduction to a service would cause so much controversy. I see tons of people doing exactly the same thing, discovering a product or service and blogging about it. I never claimed there was nothing else out there that did the same things, nor did I claim it was the only one like it. When I first read about Rocket Matter I was intrigued because it was specifically designed and marketed to attorneys. I’ve been employed by attorneys and currently have an attorney for a client, so it gained my attention. I didn’t call this a review, as I haven’t used the service. I’m not quite sure why I’m taking all this heat for a simple blog post. I don’t believe this reflects in any way on my abilities as a virtual assistant or the way that I work with my clients.
    Even if it was an advertisement, which it was not, as I assure you I received no compensation, there are plenty of virtual assistant blogs that do plenty of advertising without coming under this type of scrutiny.



  12. Virtual Assistant on July 17, 2008 at 3:06 am

    Good post!very interesting to read..



  13. Virtual Assistant on July 16, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Good post!very interesting to read..



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