Starting a freelance paralegal business can be a great way to use your legal expertise to support attorneys and law firms. Here are five essential service package ideas for a successful freelance paralegal business supporting attorneys and law firms:
1. Discovery Assistance:
Many attorneys need help with the discovery process, including document review and organization, as well as drafting and responding to discovery requests. Offer a package where you assist attorneys with these tasks, helping to streamline the discovery process and improve the efficiency of their cases.
2. Trial Preparation:
Trial preparation can be a time-consuming and complex task. Offer a package where you assist attorneys with trial preparation, including drafting trial briefs, preparing exhibits, and organizing witness lists.
3. Discovery and Deposition Summaries:
Offer a package where you summarize depositions, interrogatories, and other discovery materials, including key facts, timelines, and witness statements. This can help attorneys quickly and easily identify important information in a case and prepare for trial.
4. Document Preparation:
Many legal documents can be time-consuming to prepare, such as pleadings, motions, settlement demands, and legal briefs. Offer a package where you prepare these documents for attorneys, ensuring they are completed correctly and efficiently.
5. Records Retrieval and Summaries:
In cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, and workers' compensation, medical records can be crucial evidence. Offer a package where you assist attorneys in retrieving and summarizing medical records, including key facts, timelines, and medical opinions. This can help attorneys quickly and easily identify important information in a case and prepare for trial.
By offering these services, you can provide a valuable service to attorneys and law firms, helping them to improve their efficiency and effectiveness while building a successful freelance paralegal business. Remember, it is always important to be aware of your state laws, regulations, and rules when it comes to providing paralegal services and working with an attorney or a law firm. Additionally, ensure that you are familiar with the HIPAA regulations, as well as the HITECH Act when it comes to handling medical records.
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Misty Murray, Paralegal
CEO & Owner of Arrow Consultants, LLC
23+ years of legal industry experience