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Virtual Consultations

Virtual consultations are becoming a popular alternative to face-to-face meetings, especially for initial consultations. They are convenient for clients and productive for lawyers. Build rapport   by being prepared, attentive, and empathetic.  Use a client friendly platform like Microsoft Teams, Google Meets, or Zoom. Learn additional tips from the articles listed below. Also see our blog posts about apps for scheduling appointments  and improving client intake . Articles: Guide to Building a Virtual Law Firm  (Clio) How to Conduct Video Consultations  (Lawyer Marketing) How to Start a Law Firm in the Virtual Law Office Era   (Thomson Reuters) Making Virtual Consultations More Enjoyable  (Law Firm Suites) Virtual Consultations: Applying the Rules Virtuall y (Attorney at Work) Starting a Virtual Practice (FindLaw) Books Delivering Legal Services Online (ABA) Guide to Virtual Lawyering (NYSBA)

Working Virtually Anywhere

Switching to a virtual office can eliminate commuting and enable working anywhere in the world . Learn virtual practice tips by reviewing the articles, books and checklists listed below. Articles Alternatives for Working Overseas Creating a Virtual Office Deciding Whether to Work Remotely Downsizing Law Offces Ethical Considerations Guide to Working Remotely Remote Working Policies Virtual Law Practice Tips for Working Remotely Working Amywhere in the World Checklists Considerations Planning Technology Lists Office Sharing Providers Places to Work  Books Building a Virtual Law Firm Delivering Legal Services Online Guide to Virtual Lawyering Law Office on a Laptop

Working Without Offices

The Coronavirus situation provided an opportunity to explore alternatives for working remotely, including home, shared, and virtual offices. Regardless of work location, remember to stay cyber secure and keep connected with clients and colleagues. Also, comply with bar requirements for office addresses if working virtually and admission requirements if practicing across state lines. And use in-person meetings when discussing complex issues with adversaries, clients, and teams. For more tips, see the articles, books, and checklists listed below. Articles Apps for Working Remotely   Bar Requirements for Physical Offices   Confidentiality When Working Remotely Essential Technology   Gadgets for Remote Work Improving WiFi at home    Moving Your Practice Between Jurisdictions   Places to Work Remotely Other Than a Coffee Shop   Recommendations for Remote Workers    Restrictions on Where Lawyers Can Practice   State Tax Withholding Staying Fit While Working at Home What to Consider Before Gi

Designing a Contact Us Page

Contact pages are an essential part of law firm websites. They facilitate communication with prospects and clients by providing the firm's address, phone number, and a form for emailing, or texting, or live chat.  Contact pages can be linked to client relationship software to improve client intake, marketing, and case management. Consider including  a disclaimer that a contact form submission or email does not initiate an attorney-client relationship.  Improve your firm's contact page by reading articles about  client relationship software , contact disclaimers ,  designing contact pages , improving client contact , and  the importance of client contact pages . For further study, read ABA books about  Internet Marketing   and  Virtual Offices . See below for links to sample contact pages with the name of the client relationship software integrated into the page.  Examples of Contact Pages Frankl & Kominsky , Boynton Beach, FL (Captorra) Law Office of David M. Goldman , Jack

Embracing Change

Law, technology, and the legal profession are in a constant state of change. Master change by adopting new technologies, distinguishing yourself from other lawyers, and keeping informed on developments in the news and the law. Read articles  about adapting to a changing world ,  being a change agent , change in the legal profession ,  digitally transforming yourself , embracing change , future proofing firms ,  providing value to society ,  re-engineering the legal profession , staying informed , and  trends in law practice .