Building a Cutting Edge Virtual Law Firm is the subject of our July 2019 Digital Edge Podcast. (Our 138th podcast!) Our guest is Brooke Moore, the founder of MyVirtual.Lawyer, an online law firm model providing flat fee and subscription based limited scope services. She also co-founded MyVirtual.Lawyer for Attorneys which provides automation and consulting assistance for lawyer. Brooke’s mission is to make legal help available and affordable for everyone and to offer a flexible, sustainable law firm model that helps forward thinking lawyers succeed. Brooke is a member of the ABA TECHSHOW 2020 Planning Board.
I’ve co-presented with Brooke on limited scope representation previously. She is a pleasure to learn from and I hope you enjoy the podcast. But not all virtual firms are the same. Many provide limited scope services and provide affordable legal services to consumers. But the virtual law practice idea could also appeal to corporate clients who are happy with videoconferenced consultations with their lawyer combined with some personal meetings. Many larger firm lawyers are questioning the amount of overhead they have and its impact on their rates.
A virtual law firm might also appeal to a lawyer who only wants to practice part-time, perhaps because of family care-giving responsibilities. I have mentioned to other lawyers who are thinking about retirement that this might be a way to practice law in a way consistent with retirement that also provided some income. One thing for certain is that the solo lawyer contemplating a virtual law firm will need to be a tech-savvy lawyer.
I hope you enjoy our podcast.