I’ve written the first in a three-part series of guest posts for the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (Mass LOMAP). The series covers a basic introduction to virtual law practice and delivering unbundled legal services online. The other two posts will discuss marketing best practices and ethics issues in virtual law practice. From the first post:
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.
Check out the rest of the guest post. I’ll post links to the next two in the series when they go up on the LOMAP site. Thanks to Jared Correia for the opportunity to share this information!