Depending on the type of law you practice, pursuing a legal career can sometimes mean putting in a lot of billable hours at the office and spending time arguing your case in court, in mediation, or partaking in depositions. The law doesn’t have a standard 9-5 work schedule and neither do lawyers. As a lawyer, you need an office that works for your hectic schedule. Virtual services in Ottawa and Mississauga can provide you with the professional and administrative support you need to manage your practice without having to rent a physical office space. 

Here are a few reasons why you might want to consider using virtual services in Ottawa or Mississauga for your legal practice.

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Virtual Services Are Cost-Effective

If maintaining a low operational or overhead cost is a top priority for your practice, then virtual services in Ottawa or Mississauga is a great way to do just that. When you use virtual services, you’re not obligated to enter into an office rental contract or lease agreement and you only pay for the services you need or that are part of your virtual services contract.  

You can choose from a variety of virtual service packages that suit the needs of your practice. Also, if you need to make any amendments to your virtual service contract, you’re free to do so at any point. Virtual services in Ottawa and Mississauga also provide you with access to day-office and meeting room rentals, professional receptionists, office managers, an administrative team, and access to a wide variety of office equipment and business services, so you won’t have to worry about hiring a support staff or purchasing equipment. You’ll also have an unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi connection and access to tech support whenever you need it. 

Maintain a Professional Appearance

Although virtual services allow you to work remotely, you also have the option of reserving conference rooms, office suites, or training rooms whenever you need them. If you need to hold a private client meeting, depose a witness, or negotiate contractual agreements, you’ll be provided with a totally private, fully furnished, and professional setting to conduct your legal business. 

Office suites, conference rooms, executive offices, and training rooms can be rented on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Holding your important legal meetings in a beautifully decorated and private office suite projects more of a professional appearance for your practice than meeting with clients in coffee shops, restaurants, or other public places. 

All-Around Flexibility

As mentioned, lawyers don’t operate on a typical 9-5 schedule. Court hearings, client meetings, and extensive case research means that lawyers work all kinds of crazy hours. Sometimes that means late nights at the office, but it also means travelling to meet with clients wherever they are. Whether that means talking to them in their homes, meeting with them in public places, or even visiting them in the hospital if necessary, lawyers are committed to their work. 

But they still need access to a reliable and professional office space from time to time. Taking advantage of virtual services for lawyers means that they have a permanent professional office where they can receive mail correspondences, meet with clients as needed, file paperwork, and prepare documents. We also offer premium services for lawyers needing to meet clients after normal business hours. Office space rentals also provide professional receptionists and assistants who can greet clients as they come in, answer phone calls, and take messages as needed. 

Unlimited Privacy and Security

By its very definition, the work of every lawyer depends largely on confidentiality. Clients need to know that any information they divulge during a legal process will remain privileged unless it’s relevant to the case at hand. Sometimes, clients need to provide sensitive information to their lawyers that can positively or negatively impact their case. These interactions need to remain completely private and secure to avoid legal ramifications and protect the safety of the client and lawyer. 

To give your clients the peace of mind they need to speak candidly with you about their case, it’s important to hold these meetings in a professional and completely secure setting. Virtual services in Ottawa or Mississauga gives you the opportunity to make your clients feel safe and secure at all times while discussing their case. 

Opportunities for Expansion

As your law practice continues to grow, you’re going to need a larger space to accommodate your growing team of paralegals, associates, assistants, and partners. Virtual services for your legal practice give you endless opportunities for expansion into new cities and markets. You can utilize virtual services across multiple cities and work with local office managers to help you stay on track. 

Establish a Strong Work-Life Balance

Lawyers are very hard-working professionals, but even they deserve a day off from time to time. When you use virtual services in Ottawa or Mississauga, you can take time away from the office without actually having to stop working. By creating your own hours and taking advantage of the ability to work remotely, you can spend time with your family or take a vacation while still staying in the loop with everything that’s happening at work.

Professional receptionists will forward all important phone calls and messages directly to you no matter where you are in the world and all mail correspondences will be received and responded to promptly. 

Are you a lawyer looking for virtual services in Ottawa or Mississauga? 

Innovative Professional Offices has you covered. We offer a wide range of convenient amenities and services to all of our clients including flexible, comprehensive, and affordable virtual service packages to suit your needs. Contact us today to learn more.