So You Want to Be a Virtual Paralegal

Then you definitely need to read the recent feature article, “Virtual Paralegals Move Legal Work Online,” recently published by Law Technology News. Here are some highlights from the article:

  • Some paralegals prefer the adjective “freelance” to “virtual,” because they are real paralegals, and some of their work is in-person.
  • The salary range for virtual paralegals can range from $30,000 to $75,000 per year.
  • The paralegals quoted in the article use the following file transfer services for files that are too large to email: SugarSync, DropBox, and Google Docs.
  • All of the virtual paralegals in the article are very social media-savvy.

I encourage those of you interested in a virtual paralegal career to check out both the article, as well as the websites of the virtual paralegals interviewed, including Cathy Ribble of Digital Paralegal Services, Dorothy Secol, CLA, David Moyer of Moyer Paralegal Services, Ltd., Cordina Chavis of VP Training, Pamela Starr of StarrParalegals, LLC, Daphne Drescher of ProParalegal,  and Misty Sheffield of Atlanta Paralegal Services.