The path to legal outsourcing often begins with an attorney’s desire to reduce or control hiring costs.
The good news is working with a remote paralegal does just that.
When you hire a full-time employee, you are committing to a lot more than their annual salary. You are agreeing to provide office space and furniture, computers and software. You are also promising health, dental and vision insurance, overtime compensation, and in many instances, match their 401k contributions.
The opposite is true when you work with a remote paralegal. Aside from the hourly rate, you are not responsible for any operational costs. Your remote paralegal comes equipped with their own computer, office space and supplies.
She is also responsible for her own insurance coverage. And more importantly, you only pay for the time spent completing your tasks. You do not pay for downtime, breaks around the water cooler or common distractions.
On average, outsourcing to a remote paralegal saves small law firms over $20,000 annually.
Check out this Cost Comparison chart which details some of the savings you can enjoy.