Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Paralegal Profile: Laura Alvarez, Owner of Off the Clock Legal VA

Job Title: Freelance/Contract Paralegal, Owner of Off The Clock Legal VA

Employer: Off The Clock Legal VA, Mohave Valley, AZ

Years of Paralegal Experience: 3

Specialty Areas: Legal research

Career Highlight: Receiving my Bachelors Degree in Paralegal Studies.

Paralegal Practice Tip: Maintain and diligently follow a higher standard. Know your ethics!

As a new virtual paralegal, what advice do you have for other paralegals considering striking out on their own?
Make sure you have given yourself more time than expected to get the business up and running.

What is your best source of marketing for your business?
Printed color flyers mailed to attorneys and firms.

Favorite Internet Resource: 'Lectric Law Library, http://www.lectlaw.com/

Favorite Legal Software: Billings, and Daylite by Marketcircle Software, http://www.marketcircle.com/

Fun Fact: When I read or am studying something, I focus so hard people have to tap me on the shoulder to get my attention.

Twitter handle: @Legalvalaura

Favorite Quote: Enjoin the virtues of honesty, compassion, and loyalty and provide the service to match!

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Laura is one of the first paralegals I met virtually after I started blogging and seriously maximizing LinkedIn and Twitter for networking. I highly recommend her as an informative and engaging follow on Twitter, and wish her the best of success with her new freelance business.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your kind words Lynne! i appreciate you featuring me, you are a great motivator!


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