The Virtual Law Practice: The Future is Now

Things to consider….

The phrase virtual attorney used to connote a solo practitioner who had started their firm on a shoestring budget.  This attorney is one example, of an attorney who went on an epic trek, to go the virtual lawyer route.  Now that the future has arrived, a virtual attorney is someone who has leveraged the best legal technology to bring the most convenient experience to his or her clients.  No longer must a client miss work, drive downtown, and search for an expensive parking spot just to sign a document or briefly meet with a great Divorce Attorney in Pinellas County/St. Petersburg, FL.  Today, a prospective client can find an attorney on the internet, schedule an appointment through a virtual assistant, consult with the attorney face-to-face in a video conference, review and sign all documents through a secure client portal, then receive and pay the invoice electronically.  The client may be a deployed solider in another country, an astronaut living on board the International Space Station, or a busy executive just a few blocks away.  This is the future we have all been dreaming of since first visiting Spaceship Earth at Epcot, alas, without the flying cars.  At the 2017 ABA TECHSHOW, in Chicago, Morris, Tabush, from Tabush Group, did a presentation titled “Introducing the Law Firm of Tomorrow.”  His discussion included the concept of the desktop service (Daas) and explained “how virtual desktops and cloud infrastructure eliminates the need for complex IT Systems, desktops, and servers, along with having to worry about downtime and backups.  A Family Law Lawyer near me, may be the only difference, between going with a virtual lawyer, and one who is within driving distance.  With Daas, also known as remote desktop virtualization, all computer applications and data storage are managed by the provider.  Users only need a password, a keyboard, computer and internet service to access the documents and information they need, virtually.