We are thrilled to announce that the Beta version of Lex's Freelance Paralegal Directory launched on August 30, 2019. Qualified paralegals can register now. Attorney registration began on Sept. 13, 2019. Registration is free.
The Directory is a great platform for full- or part-time freelancers and employed paralegals who like an additional stream of income.
To provide background on this idea, attorneys spend thousands of dollars posting job on sites like Indeed or Linkedin. They also pay temp agency mark-ups, which are usually 50% or greater, while the paralegal is compelled to accept a lower pay than they might have otherwise negotiated if they had located their new employer without a temp agency.
As a result, we began working with a web development team to find a solution. We came up with Lex's Paralegal Directory - where freelancers and the underemployed can connect with attorneys without an expensive middleman. Paralegals can choose to work remotely or on-site. They can also choose to work contract-to-contract or accept a contract-to-permanent position if a great offer comes along.
There's no catch. Registration is free. Share with your paralegal friends, colleagues, paralegal association members, and on your social network. Even if you are not personally interested in freelancing, please share with others, including attorneys, that might benefit from using the Directory. We want to see paralegals have more career options and help attorneys save money.
Freelance v. Virtual v. Remote
What's the Difference?
The definition of a virtual paralegal varies depending on who you ask. The International Virtual Assistants Association defines virtual assistants as “independent contractors who, from a remote location, usually their home or office, support multiple clients in a variety of industries by providing administrative, creative, and technical services.” Therefore, “virtual” would require that the person work from a remote location, such as their home, rather than working in the office. We use the term "virtual" and "remote" interchangeably throughout our website. A freelancer, who works for themselves, may work virtually/remotely or on-site (at the supervising attorney's office).