Time is on Your Side

Paralegal support services offer many benefits.  These benefits are quickly identifiable with the help of a simple bullet-list – I think I’ve actually done that already, though not complete – but that hardly begins to describe them.  I was thinking about how much paper would be necessary to fully explain each of those benefits.  Then I realized that it would probably equate to a book, so I think I’ll stick with abbreviated explanations separated by benefit.  At least for now.  So what’s first? Paralegal support services saves time Big time.  (Yes, pun intended.) Significant time. Considering paralegals can undertake almost everything their attorneys do (save for that which constitutes UPL – see, Paralegal Do’s and Don’ts for a brief overview or Ethical Boundaries of a California Paralegal for a thorough and excellent review), you effectively have the ability to free-up as little or as much time as you desire; get … Continue reading

Don’t Wait ‘Till it’s Too Late

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You probably don’t wait until the day before your taxes are due to deliver your records and receipts to your accountant.  (At least, I hope not.) Similarly, when you have thousands of documents to produce, you probably send them to the printer for production sometime before the due date. (But I know there are times when it comes close.) You have legally imposed deadlines; you can’t chance being unable to meet them.  Doing so violates your ethics rules, at best.  Besides, you need time to review the work product before sending it off.  If you do wait until the last minute and your regular service provider isn’t available – accountant, copy services, etc. – maybe you’ll find someone else who can do the work. Usually, though, we find service providers we like and trust, and who understand our practice; we don’t really want to go through the trouble of finding … Continue reading