What Are The Benefits of a Virtual Office for Lawyers? Well, Here’s 50 of Them.

By Stephen Furnari - October 7, 2015
What Are The Benefits of a Virtual Office for Lawyers? Well, Here’s 50 of Them.

Whether you’re starting a law firm or expanding into new markets, we’ve assembled the ultimate list of benefits of a virtual office for lawyers.

1)  Your clients are impressed with the location of your office, your wallet appreciates the low cost.

2)  Your office address is what makes the most sense for business, but where you do the work is anywhere you want it to be.

3)  Reduce your carbon footprint with less commutation.

4)  Flexibility to take a break when you need it.  

5)  A business presence in the best part of town for less than the cost of a (mediocre) dinner out.

6)  No long term commitment means you can be as fickle as you please.

7)  Reception services for when you aren’t present.

8)  Lower overhead equals greater profitability.

9)  You won’t feel guilty about not going to the office.

10)  Minimal upfront costs means you can open up a new “office” on a shoestring.

11)  The “hard earned” you save on office space can be appropriated elsewhere, like on fine wine, in Tuscany.  

12)  The flexibility to care for aging parents or spend more time with your babies.

13)  A real office to use when your aging parents and babies start to drive you nuts.

14)  Law firm grade office equipment when you need it.

15)  Pay for office services only when you use them.  

16)  No commute time means increased productivity.

17)  Employees, should your firm have them, tend to be more relaxed.

18)  Professional conference rooms available for client meetings.

19)  No wait time to move in, sign up and start doing business.   

20)  Low start-up costs.

21)  Present a suit & tie image (while you’re working from home in your pajamas).

22)  A professional work environment worthy of your professional needs.

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23)  Access to a community of other “virtual” professionals.

24)  High potential to get referrals from “virtual” suite mates.

25)  Local practice advice when you need it.

26)  Professional development, networking and CLE events.

27)  No office management required.

28)  More time available to concentrate on increasing your revenue and building your client base.

29)  Co-counsel opportunities.

30)  Less time spent managing an office = more money in your pocket.

31)  The option to meet with people online or in-person.

32)  Higher potential for income.

33)  Attorney networking.

34)  Higher chance for long lasting business relationships.

35)  Helpful onsite staff.

36)  For solo attorneys, a virtual office allows you to be more competitive.

37)  Short term contracts mean no worrying about waiting for a lease to expire or incurring penalties for breaking a lease early.

38)  Being able to keep a local presence if you happen to leave the state.

39)  The chance to use a dual license (should you have or obtain one).

40)  Legal support from your virtual office community.

41)  For new solos, low overhead means you have more time to figure out niche practice areas.

42)  Helps to make your presence known to other attorneys.

43)  Reduced risk of malpractice.

44)  For attorneys, focus can be placed on practicing law rather than managing an office.

45)  Better foundation for marketing a firm.

46)  A premium office address gives you more credibility than using your apartment or a post office box.

47)  A connection to other attorneys reduces the risk of isolation.

48)  Access to other virtual office locations in the provider’s network.

49)  A variety of different types of virtual office arrangements allows you to manage costs by increasing or decreasing services as you need to.

50)  Acts as a way to bridge the financial gap to one day having a physical office space.

About Stephen Furnari

Stephen Furnari is a self-employed corporate attorney and the founder of Law Firm Suites, the operator of coworking spaces for law firms. Through Law Firm Suites, Furnari has helped hundreds of attorneys launch and grow successful law practices. He is the author of several eBooks, including “7 Deadly Mistakes that Prevent Law Practice Success” and “An Insider’s Guide to Renting the Perfect Law Office”. Stephen has been featured in the ABA Journal, Entrepreneur, New York Daily News and Crain’s New York. Connect with Stephen on Twitter (@stephenfurnari).

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