A virtual law firm is a law firm that does not have a bricks-and-mortar office, but operates from the homes or satellite offices of its lawyers, delivering services to clients using technological means of communication. Many traditional law firms already deliver some of their legal services via email. Many firms have internet portals that can be accessed by clients for file sharing and document review. There are businesses which are not actual law firms offering legal forms for sale online.
Therefore, if traditional bricks-and-mortar law firms are using these new technologies, and if other businesses are offering legal forms online, is there a need for a virtual law firm? The answer is Yes, but not for the reasons you might expect. The internet, email and other new technologies have become commonplace. What makes the current virtual law firm unique is the offering of “unbundled legal services” and the ability to access a lawyer on your schedule. Plus, you get the peace of mind knowing that you are dealing with a lawyer licensed to practice law in your State and that the forms you are purchasing comply with the laws of your State.
A law firm offering unbundled legal services provides discreet and limited legal services such as preparation of a single online legal document, online document review, online consultations or court coaching. The delivery of legal services is no longer “one size fits all.”
You can also access your lawyer on your schedule. You no longer need to take time off to go to a consultation at an office downtown. You can email your lawyer, upload your documents and conduct your entire attorney-client relationship by email, telephone or Skype.
We recognize that the internet has created a generation of DIY type people. There is a wealth of information out there and you may not need a lawyer to handle every aspect of your legal matter. Perhaps you just need information about court procedures and what you should expect if you represent yourself. An online consultation or court coaching may be the perfect answer to give you the confidence and knowledge to represent yourself in court.
Irvine Law Firm is a traditional North Carolina law firm also offering a variety of online and virtual legal services. We understand and embrace the changes that are happening in the legal profession. If we can help guide you through the legal process, take the next step: Contact Irvine Law Firm.