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Virtual Assistants Can Provide Valuable Legal Support Services to Law Firms

Every business should be interested in lowering costs and increasing productivity and revenue. Right? Right. A virtual assistant is your answer.

Over the last two years law firms cut costs by laying off support staff. The firms did so to reduce costs as a result of an economic downturn or slow and declining business that resulted in decreased revenue.

Earlier this month an article in The American Lawyer reported that the law firm Mayer Brown cut 135 employees – lawyers and staff, and, some time later, an article in the New York Law Journal reported that the firm laid off 75 employees, including 28 lawyers. (source of articles: Law.com) Mayer Brown has seen a reduction in staff due to cuts and layoffs of 210 employees this month. Lawshucks.com tracks law firm layoffs and indicates on its website that as of April 8, 2010, 14,696 jobs were eliminated at major law firms (5,772 lawyers / 8,924 staff) since January 2008. This data shows a higher percentage of staff layoffs (~61%) compared to that of attorney layoffs – 39%. Lawshucks.com further indicates that there have been 485 layoffs this year (186 attorneys/299 staff); this number also represents a higher percentage of staff layoffs (62%) compared to attorney layoffs of 38%. A decline in revenue and a slow recovery have prompted law firms to eliminate attorney and staff/support services positions.

Law firms can get the support services they need by engaging the services of a virtual assistant. A virtual assistant (also referred to as a VA) is a highly skilled entrepreneur that typically works from his/her home-based business providing business and/or legal support services through the effective use of technology.

The advent of the Internet and the endless progression and availability of technology enable VAs to collaborate remotely with clients from virtually …

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A Excellent Stay At Westgate Resorts

We visited Westgate resorts and spa for the duration of the week of March ten-17, 2013. It was a gorgeous week with cool nights and heat, sunny days, so I can not comment on the A / C. We still left the home windows open and savored the contemporary air. Our two BR condominium was roomy, effortlessly accommodations a relatives of 4-six, but rated a eight-ten! We were only two! The 2nd BR had two true double beds (not twins). The sleeper couch in the LR could slumber yet another two but this arrangement would ruin the roomy, open truly feel of the condominium, which I beloved.

Our Westgate resorts device was positioned in Setting up six which was effortlessly accessed from either entrance to the assets. Parking (absolutely free) was never ever a challenge for the duration of our week. I preferred that Setting up six had quick obtain to the major of the quite a few swimming pools and we neglected this pool from our balcony on the best ground.

We confronted west and savored sunset views from our screened and furnished balcony. A good deal with. We could not see the Big Sand Lake from Setting up six but the pool view just after dim was really pleasurable with plenty of landscape lighting. The learn bath was good, and unique, with a shower and different Jacuzzi that had a two phase surround and was at least six ft x six ft.

There was a personal room for the toilet. The king mattress was comfy. The upholstered quick chair was also comfy. There was loads of pure gentle from the balcony which you could enter privately. There was also obtain to the balcony from the LR. The balcony was roomy. Quickly sufficient room for the padded recliner that …

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