Whether you are a solo practitioner or a growing law firm, it is important to have a professional space to receive your mails or meet with clients. However, having your own office and hiring a receptionist can be quite costly. In the past years, more practitioners would use a virtual office. Not only is this a cost-effective way to get the facilities and assistance needed in a law firm, but also allows attorneys a more flexible work style.
Not fully convinced? Here are 4 reasons why you should consider a virtual law office.
1. Affordable options
For an affordable rate, you get a mailing/business address, office space, and a receptionist. No need to worry about the electricity bill, monthly rent, and salary of the staff. Some virtual offices even allow you to pay in a “per need” basis, should you want someone to scan and email court documents or use a meeting room for a few hours.
2. Professional image
To gain and keep clients, you need to be able to maintain a professional image. However, if you are starting out, getting a space in the central business district will be expensive.
Virtual offices are usually located in well-maintained buildings in the CBD, giving you a prestigious business address where you can receive mail and an office that will impress your clients. In addition, a virtual office receptionist can also give your practice that extra edge through excellent customer service.
3. Flexible work style
There are days that you won’t be in the office at all. Sometimes, you will be at court, working from home, or stuck in traffic. It is during these times that having a virtual office come in handy since you don’t have to pay for the rent of the physical space- letting you save on cash. The virtual receptionist can also assist you such as receiving and transferring calls, or forwarding court filings to your email or home address, allowing you to work anywhere.
4. Accessible location
If you set up your law firm at home or in an affordable area, chances are, it might be difficult for some of your clients to find transportation to get there. All virtual offices boast of being located in the CBD and are usually near stops for public transportation. Having a virtual office can make it more convenient for you and your client to work together.
Using a virtual office to create your own virtual law firm really has a lot of benefits. Instead of spending a lot, a virtual office can help you by taking care of day-to-day functions while you focus on growing your client base.
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