The way we work has evolved in the last few years, and many industries have had to adapt to the effects of a global health pandemic. Around the world, legal firms have implemented work-from-home policies, courts have gone virtual, and it seems to be the new normal. While the pandemic is still a concern for many, not everyone has returned to the office, and legal outsourcing has become a popular alternative to hiring full-time employees. It can improve your firm’s efficiency and can assist in increasing your productivity too.
In this article, the advantages are examined further to provide more insight into how they can help elevate your work and firm.
Virtual assistants essentially cost you less as they are not permanent full-time employees and don’t require additional benefits such as retirement or medical aid contributions. There are also fewer onboarding costs, such as recruitment and training.
With a dedicated resource allocated to specific tasks, you can streamline other areas of your firm. This is beneficial in the long run as you have instant access to industry knowledge, so there is no lengthy onboarding required to get started for your virtual assistant.
Better Turn-Around Rates
When setting deadlines, you can be assured that they will be met every time. Full-time employees may have multiple job responsibilities, which can affect their turnaround rate of completing tasks. Virtual assistants, on the other hand, can focus solely on each assigned task and meet the stipulated deadlines.
There are common misconceptions about outsourcing, such as inefficiency due to personnel not understanding what is required of them, access issues, and time zone availability. But these concerns can be avoided by ensuring you seek out legal outsourcing individuals skilled to work at your firm. This will ensure that they are aware of what is expected of them and they have the industry knowledge to help streamline tasks. Once set up, access issues can be avoided in the long term but do require initial effort.
Lastly, time zone availability does not necessarily mean it will affect your firm’s productivity, as virtual legal secretaries work according to their client’s requirements, not their schedule.
With an expansive portfolio of previous successful clients and years of experience, The Virtual Legal Secretary can assist. To learn more about legal outsourcing for your firm, contact me today.