One of the best things about working as a virtual paralegal is that I get to work with really interesting people from all over Canada, the United States and even people who live in Europe! I have one client that is in the UK and I have people I occasionally need to liaise with contacts for my clients in some pretty far flung locations.
This can be really cool, BUT there is a caveat. It can be pretty challenging to work across multiple time zones.
The most important thing to do when you are working with people who don’t live in your time zone is to get in the habit of always indicating times for phone calls and meetings with proper time zone abbreviations. Don’t expect people to remember exactly what time zone you are in.
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Halo Secretarial is operated by Laurie Mapp, a virtual assistant who specializes in virtual legal assistance and virtual paralegal work.