Looking to the future, it’s clear that virtual and freelance paralegals will continue to play a significant role in the legal industry. As technology advances and the demand for flexible work arrangements grows, virtual and freelance paralegals will become even more prevalent. However, law firms must also navigate the challenges that come with managing remote workers, including communication, supervision, and quality control.
In conclusion, the history of virtual and freelance paralegals is a testament to the ongoing evolution of the legal industry. While there are still challenges to overcome, the benefits of hiring virtual and freelance paralegals are clear. By leveraging these trends, law firms can improve their efficiency, reduce costs, and stay ahead of the competition.
Carla Navarro is a NALA certified paralegal. She founded First Paralegal in 2016 in San Diego, California which provides virtual legal support to small law firms and solo practitioners. In addition to being a paralegal professional, Ms. Navarro is a licensed California Notary and completely fluent in Spanish.