Many of you have read the news that VLOTech, the company co-founded by my husband and I, was acquired last week by Total Attorneys (TA), a Chicago-based company providing services and products to legal professionals. The acquisition is going to be great for clients of VLOTech as well as other attorneys considering virtual law practice. Check out the post by Richard Granat over at his eLawyering blog about the news.
Joining forces with TA means that 1) my husband now has the ability to work with other programmers who speak his language and can bounce ideas around with to further develop our vision of the virtual law practice software (I may use the tech but coding is all greek to me), and 2) that I will be able to continue to educate on the topic of virtual law practice and share my experiences and the benefits of this form of law practice management with others. Over the past couple years, we have gotten wonderful feedback on the VLOTech software and have an exciting development list. Joining with TA will provide us with the resources to develop the software into the vision that our attorney clients have been and continue to build with us for the software.
One of the great things about joining up with TA is that they are encouraging me and giving me the freedom to continue writing about virtual law practice and in doing so to continue to remain balanced in the information that I share. I am writing a book for the ABA’s LPM Section on virtual law practice and will continue to practice law from my NC virtual law office. In the spring I’m looking forward to attending the Get a Life Conferencefor TA as well as speaking at other state bar association CLE programs. All of these experiences will help spread the word to the legal profession about online law practice, the delivery of legal services online and the benefits that it provides to attorneys and the general public.