Are You Using Virtual Paralegals and Outsourced Support? Make Sure You Comply with Ethical and Professional Obligations

Guideline 1 of the American Bar Association Model Guidelines for the Utilization of Paralegal Services states the following: A lawyer is responsible for all of the professional actions of a paralegal performing services at the lawyer’s direction and should take reasonable measures to ensure that the paralegal’s conduct is consistent with the lawyer’s obligations under the rules […]

Are You Using Virtual Paralegals or Outsourced Support? Make Sure Billing is Correct and Ethical.

Organizations, large and small, are under constant pressure to improve operational efficiency. This often involves outsourcing certain tasks such as: Recruiting Hiring Training Why? Paying full-time employees just isn’t a financially feasible option for many smaller companies. Plan B? They outsource to pay-as-you-go services such as virtual paralegals on an as-needed basis to effectively meet […]