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The New Mexico Supreme Court has appointed a work group to consider whether the state should allow licensed legal technicians to provide civil legal services. The court has asked the group to submit a report by January 2020, according to a May 21 press releaseCourthouse News Service and the Las Cruces Sun News have coverage. The state supreme court is asking for recommendations regarding legal technicians, as well as other possible changes in…
The New Mexico Supreme Court has appointed a work group to consider whether the state should allow licensed legal technicians to provide civil legal services. The court has asked the group to submit a report by January 2020, according to a May 21 press releaseCourthouse News Service and the Las Cruces Sun News have coverage. The state supreme court is asking for recommendations regarding legal technicians, as well as other possible changes in…
By: Holly A. Sheriff, MSLS – Best Virtual Paralegal, LLC Being a paralegal entrepreneur is rewarding, fun, and arduous work.  Becoming a paralegal entrepreneur was easy. It’s operating a business; my competition finds to be hard. Some days are better than others. Sometimes you have one or two clients, who believe in what you are accomplishing as an entrepreneur.  Other times, a client becomes your biggest fan not because he or she needs to, but because…
By: Holly A. Sheriff, MSLS – Best Virtual Paralegal, LLC Being a paralegal entrepreneur is rewarding, fun, and arduous work.  Becoming a paralegal entrepreneur was easy. It’s operating a business; my competition finds to be hard. Some days are better than others. Sometimes you have one or two clients, who believe in what you are accomplishing as an entrepreneur.  Other times, a client becomes your biggest fan not because he or she needs to, but because…
  Upwork to Charge Freelancers to Bid  on Jobs, Further Squeezing Those Who Rely on the ‘Gig Economy’ Freelancers will soon have to pay as much as $0.90 for each job they apply for on Upwork, which could impact users who are new to the platform or struggling to make ends meet. The growing trend for work flexibility has taken over the country. From health care to communications to tech, each industry offers roles that…
  Upwork to Charge Freelancers to Bid  on Jobs, Further Squeezing Those Who Rely on the ‘Gig Economy’ Freelancers will soon have to pay as much as $0.90 for each job they apply for on Upwork, which could impact users who are new to the platform or struggling to make ends meet. The growing trend for work flexibility has taken over the country. From health care to communications to tech, each industry offers roles that…
When it comes to pricing your services it’s often difficult to find that “sweet spot”. Typically, competitive pricing is associated with the cheapest rates. However, there’s something to be said about becoming the premium offering in your practice areas. This means you price your services higher than the competition and simply offer more. If your clients can gain value from your services, then your price point can be easily justified. On the contrary you need to…
When it comes to pricing your services it’s often difficult to find that “sweet spot”. Typically, competitive pricing is associated with the cheapest rates. However, there’s something to be said about becoming the premium offering in your practice areas. This means you price your services higher than the competition and simply offer more. If your clients can gain value from your services, then your price point can be easily justified. On the contrary you need to…
The virtual paralegal clients are attorneys and legal professionals most of which are inundated with emails, whether an email gets opened depends entirely on its subject line. It is important to send a professional email message that engages the reader and clearly states why you’re writing. To introduce yourself in an email to prospective clients, use the first paragraph to intro yourself, the second for your request and the third to thank the reader for his…
The virtual paralegal clients are attorneys and legal professionals most of which are inundated with emails, whether an email gets opened depends entirely on its subject line. It is important to send a professional email message that engages the reader and clearly states why you’re writing. To introduce yourself in an email to prospective clients, use the first paragraph to intro yourself, the second for your request and the third to thank the reader for his…