Check out the latest issue of the Massachusetts Lawyers Journal for an article I wrote about operating a virtual law office. It covers the basics, ethics issues and marketing and was compiled from three guest posts that I wrote for Mass LOMAP this past summer. From the publication:
Two influential forces are driving attorneys and law firms to consider delivering legal services online. The first is the increase in our clients’ expectations for more accessible and affordable legal services through the use of technology. The second is the changing landscape of the legal marketplace and the need for firms to find different means of obtaining a competitive advantage.
Larger law firms continue to downsize and consider outsourcing, and more attorneys, many newly licensed, are opening solo and small firm practices across the country. Virtual law practice provides a way for the legal profession to meet the needs of the general public for greater access to justice, while also addressing the practice management needs of the professionals who serve the public….