We’re excited to share with you our newest episode of Candid Convos; where we discuss virtual staffing in the new remote economy with a business owner, or lawyer, who utilizes virtual staff. This time, our featured guest is Chad Burton. Chad Burton is the co-founder of Modern Law Practice, CEO of CuroLegal, and a legal futurist. He has been actively engaged in building the future of legal services. Throughout his career and through his work in legal technology by creating ABA Blueprint – an A.I.-driven interface to help attorneys select the best technology for their firms – and developing “new law” business models.
In this great episode Joe, the host, and Chad discuss the benefits of hiring a full-time remote employee, as opposed to a temporary one. Chad got to know about Get Staffed Up in 2021, during the Maximum Lawyer Conference. Although Chad had worked with project-based remote workers before, he liked the model of having a full-time virtual assistant. Some of the benefits he perceived were the reliability of always knowing who is behind the screen, and the ability to officially add one more member to the team. Joe agrees and adds that it is difficult to keep track of the activities and responsibilities of a part-time employee.
A hybrid environment
Chad’s virtual assistant is based offshore, but that does not stop them from being more productive than ever. Besides having had a successful onboarding, they designed workflows and scheduled daily meetings. This is to follow up on issues and discuss different topics.
Since Chad’s business focuses on legal technology, virtual law practice, and the future of the legal profession he has been doing remote work for over a decade. Throughout the years he has learned to love the practicality of remote work, as well as, the time-saving factor. While we used to have to buy a plane ticket and travel to a different city just for one meeting. Now we can do it over a 40min. Zoom call. Another example that Joe and Chad discuss regarding how quickly technology is advancing is the fact that a few years ago it was unthinkable to hire a remote full-time worker online, but it is possible now.
In conclusion, the hybrid work environment has the best of both worlds and it caters to all personalities. However, Joe has met some people reluctant to change their traditional work approach. To these people Chad advises them to try and experiment, to find a different avenue to solve a problem.
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