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.