Hiring Virtual Legal Assistants

Successfully outsourcing your firm's work to a virtual assistant demands delegation. And proper delegation hinges on how you ask and the tools that you use.

When it comes to outsourcing work in your law practice to a virtual assistant, success will hinge on proper delegation. And proper delegation is all about how you ask and the tools that you use.

Recognizing and dealing with issues that may arise on your side or the side of your virtual assistant, as well as using delegation tools with some know-how, can help you fully optimize your VA’s time and expertise. Excellent delegation involves precise, focused direction and vision; plenty of examples, screenshots and supporting URLs; short, concise wording with bullet points; using tools and systems to make these things easier; clarity on deadlines; giving enough lead time on projects; and being okay with the back and forth.