Choosing A Virtual Paralegal Over An In-House Paralegal

Reasons to choose a virtual paralegal
Many law firms are faced with the decision of whether to hire a full-time or part-time legal assistant. A lot of firms choose to work with an in-house paralegal, but there is another option – you can hire a virtual paralegal! In this blog post, we will discuss three reasons that make it worth your while to go virtual and not do things the old-fashioned way.


The first reason is cost. Hiring a full-time in-house paralegal can be expensive, especially if you are a small business. A virtual paralegal, on the other hand, is more affordable because you only pay for the services that you need. This means that you don’t have to worry about covering benefits or paying a salary – you simply pay for the hours worked.

Increased Flexibility And Scalability

The second reason is flexibility. With a virtual paralegal, you have the freedom to choose when and how often you want them to work. If your business experiences an uptick in work one month, you can increase their hours; and if things slow down the next month, you can reduce their hours without having to let them go. In-house paralegals, on the other hand, are usually required to work set hours regardless of how much or little work is being done.

Access To A Larger Talent Pool

The third reason is convenience. A virtual paralegal can do their work from anywhere in the world as long as they have an internet connection. This means that you have access to a larger talent pool and can hire someone who lives in a different time zone and works during times that are convenient for you. In-house paralegals, on the other hand, are typically limited to working only with people who live near them.

So, what do you think? Are these three reasons enough for you to consider hiring a virtual paralegal instead of an in-house one? If so, contact us today and let one of our virtual paralegals help you with your legal needs. 

Freelance paralegal, Carla Navarro, CP

Carla Navarro, CP

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.