Check out the podcast interview of me that was recorded recently by Ed Poll of the LawBiz Blog. Ed is an expert in law practice management, and his blog is a wealth of useful knowledge and resources. On the podcast, he and I discussed virtual law practice, VLOs, and how attorneys are using the technology to deliver legal services to clients online.
Ed brought up a good point at the end of our discussion that I thought was worth expanding on in a future post on this blog. He suggested that virtual law offices might be another possible method of transition for an attorney who is looking to wind down their legal career or sell their traditional law practice. It’s certainly something to think about as many attorney in our profession are nearing retirement age and are looking for more flexibility in the way that they practice law.
Thank you to Ed and LawBiz for giving me the opportunity to share my experience in virtual law practice with others in the profession.
I will try to post this comment on Ed’s site too, but saw your Tweet first. I listened to this interview a few days ago and thought it was excellent. For his part, Ed did his job, asking really tough questions that most lawyers will naturally have about virtual practice, instead of just making the podcast a puff piece. And you responded to all of the questions thoroughly and intelligently.
Thank you, Carolyn. I’ve been speaking and working with other attorneys across the states and all of them throw out different questions about virtual law practice, from how the technology provides adequate security to ethics and professional conduct issues. Attorneys from Canada, Mexico, the UK and India have been in contact with me as well to discuss the topic and how a web-based VLO might benefit the public and legal profession in their countries. Accordingly, it’s helping me to build a strong database of knowledge on the subject. I’m appreciative of the opportunity to share with others and to encourage more attorneys to join in on the discussion.