What’s New – Virtual Law Practice with Stephanie Kimbro

We’ve kicked off a new series of free audio guest lectures at Solo Practice University starting with Smart Marketing with Mark Merenda, Business Law with Trippe Fried, and Video For Attorneys with Gerry Oginski. These ongoing lectures will feature our faculty experts discussing what’s new in their own practice areas or their specific areas of business expertise. The audio series is simply called ‘What’s New?’ We’ll feature a new guest lecture approximately every other Tuesday.

Stephanie Kimbro operates a web-based Virtual Law Office (VLO) in North Carolina. She teaches about all aspects of a virtual law practice in the 21st century at Solo Practice University®.

Stephanie Kimbro, Esq., MA, JD, has operated a Web-based virtual law office in North Carolina since 2006 and delivers estate planning and small-business law to clients online. She is the recipient of the 2009 ABA Keane Award for Excellence in eLawyering and the author of Virtual Law Practice: How to Deliver Legal Services Online (ABA/LPM Publishing 2010). She is also the co-founder of Virtual Law Office Technology, LLC (VLOTech), which was acquired by Total Attorneys in the fall of 2009.

In addition to operating her own solo virtual law practice, Kimbro writes about the ethics and technology issues of delivering legal services online and is interested in the use of technology by legal professionals to increase access to justice in our country. She has presented educational sessions on virtual law practice for the ABA, the North Carolina and South Carolina Bar Associations, Campbell Law School and other organizations.

Kimbro serves on the board of the Legal Services National Technology Assistance Project (LSNTAP) and is a member of the ABA eLawyering Task Force, the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Law Practice Management (LPM) Council, the NCBA Tech Advisory Committee and the NCBA YLD Internet Committee. She is tireless in her mission to make virtual law practices as normal as brick and mortar practices so all lawyers and all clients have choices in how they deliver their services.

If you have any interest in starting an online law practice or adding an online component to your existing practice, this is an important teleseminar.

In this teleseminar, Stephanie and I discuss:

  • Ethics 20/20 Commission – Technology and Protecting Client Confidentiality & The Internet as a Tool for Client Development
  • Pennsylvania’s published opinion on VLOs and what it covers
  • California’s published opinion – rule 1.6(a), reasonable care and WiFi,
  • North Carolina’s proposed opinion – cloud computing and where this could be heading
  • What it means for the profession when industry players head into the cloud
  • The types of VLO’s being launched recently, practice areas, number of attorneys, jurisdictions

This interview is about 60 minutes. Listen directly below.

Download (.MP3)

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One comment on “What’s New – Virtual Law Practice with Stephanie Kimbro

  • Most clients are aware that the use of the technology makes the delivery process more efficient, which means that the cost savings from that end up lowering their legal fees. The use of cloud computing means I can avoid the higher overhead associated with a traditional law firm and the tech helps me streamline the process of generating the work and communicating with the client online — all of those cost savings means I can make the process more affordable and convenient for the client.

    Most of them are used to purchasing things online, earning degrees online, and handling other secure transactions online like investing or banking, so they always seem grateful to have the option to work with their lawyer this way. The problem is that clients still are able to pay more to lawyers they meet, rather than virtual practices…

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