The Year in Review: A Compendium of Favorites

Guess what?  This week is my anniversary!  Actually, it’s Paralegal Support 101’s anniversary.  Hard to believe a year’s gone by already since the blog started. The goal:  To provide attorneys, law firms, corporate legal departments, and governmental agencies with a central repository of information largely sought after, but widely unavailable, on increasing productivity, reducing overhead, improving work-life balance and client satisfaction, and reducing clients’ legal fees through the retention and utilization of freelance legal professionals such as paralegal support services and independent attorneys. To celebrate this occasion, I’ve put together a list of my favorite articles, starting with the very first one.  The first article was my very first post and, after all this time, it remains my favorite.  So much so, that I dedicated it to a page all its own. Welcome! Is Going “Virtual” the Future of Law? Paralegal Support 101: Demystifying Freelance Paralegals and Paralegal Support Services … Continue reading

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? If you’re looking for support for your practice, probably far more than you anticipated.  In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re downright confused by the mass enumeration of titles floating around out there for legal support.  So much so that the confusion as to what you should be looking for may have you stopped in your tracks, unsure of how to proceed: “Am I looking for a freelance paralegal or a virtual paralegal?” “Do I need paralegal support services or a legal support professional?” “What are the differences between them all?” “What are the bonuses and drawbacks to each?” “Which is right for me?!?” Well, today, I have great news! Confusion time is over and it turns out that it’s not all that complicated after all.  Since we’re in question mode, let’s answer the question with a question: What’s the difference between an attorney and … Continue reading

Paralegal Support: An Index of Information

Want a quick way to know what’s available to you on this site?  Here’s a categorized list of topics that may be of interest.  The list isn’t all-inclusive; it only covers the heart of the matter – the substance of the information for which the site was designed to provide.  It doesn’t include motivational asides or polls for information. The paralegal profession The Paralegal Profession: A Brief History for Attorneys The Paralegal Profession: [Almost] everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask Paralegal support Paralegal Do’s and Don’ts: What can (and can’t) a paralegal do for you What? You don’t have a license to practice as a paralegal? Ethics Focus: Signing Documents and Pleadings How Paralegals Increase Value So What Can A Paralegal Do For You? Freelance paralegal support services Nontraditional support Is Going “Virtual” the Future of Law? You’re a what? Freelance Paralegals Defined Thanks, But We’re … Continue reading