What’s in a Name?

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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 a lawyer?  That’s right – nothing.

It’s pretty much the same story for all those titles you see when you’re looking to retain support.  For the most part, each of those titles represent similar services, although the scope may differ slightly amongst one or two.

In a couple weeks, I’ll delve further into where all those titles came from and what those subtle differences are.  For now, though, take comfort in knowing that if you’re looking for support, you can search for any of those titles and be comfortable that the results are along the lines of what you’re looking for. In fact, with such titles having similar services, you’re now able to identify many more prospective support services than you may have identified before.

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