If you own a business of any sort, having an online presence is mandatory if you want to keep up with the competition. Law firms are no exception. Most have – at the very least – a website, however, some firms are moving their practice online 100%.
How then, does the law firm do its business with no piles of files, no seating area for potential clients and no calls being answered: “Thank you for calling the law offices of (fill in the blank) how may I help you?”
The answer lies on the internet, which is where so many other businesses are not just surviving – but thriving – if they manage their online presence with the same tenacity and care that they handle their cases and clientele.
Aside from abiding by the rules, regulations, and laws that you already follow, running a virtual law firm has a host of benefits that translate into flexibility and freedom.
For all the fun perks that may make running a virtual law firm seem like a no-brainer, there are some potential drawbacks that you’ll need to consider.
Virtual law firms are another innovative way to provide services in the 21st century. If you can provide the same quality services as your brick and mortar counterpart, go for it. Just make sure those potential challenges are managed before you get started.
Experienced in representing people in personal injury and underinsured and uninsured motorist claims, arguing the facts and law in court, writing on the subject and presenting materials at continuing education seminars. Scott has been practicing law in Chicago for over 30 years and is currently a managing partner at the Blumenshine Law Group.