ORLANDO, Fla., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Practicing law no longer means having to lock oneself in an office, fielding messages from unhappy clients for 12 hours a day. Technology has made virtual law practices a feasible alternative to the traditional brick-and-mortar office, according to vLawyer Consulting, LLC. More information on this service, including a free video introduction and "30 Day Blueprint to Freedom" is available at http://vlawyer.com.
vLawyer provides expert coaching and training to help lawyers build a virtual law practice from the ground up. The process begins with creating a unique and optimized online presence, to include a wealth of compelling content distributed through niche websites. Plain English content that speaks to one's expertise is the most efficient way to establish credibility, which is the gold standard for any business. This credibility helps to deliver high quality leads for attorneys 24 hours a day.
Running a virtual law practice may have a learning curve, but it eliminates so many of the frustrations of maintaining a physical presence and allows attorneys to design a lifestyle, rather than being shackled to conventional wisdom. To help new virtual lawyers get up to speed, vLawyer provides specific training in the most relevant areas, such as phone skills, sales skills and how best to close clients from the Internet. One-on-one coaching programs, videos and webinars contain invaluable advice straight from the experts.
Many lawyers today are fighting a pitched battle against depression, or worse. According to the CDC, lawyers rank fourth among all professions for suicide. Other data shows that lawyers experience depression at 3.6 times the frequency of non-lawyers. Practicing law is adversarial by nature, leading to endless cycles of high stress and high drama. Compound that with interminable hours and little time for self, and the reasons for these alarming trends become clear.
"As lawyers we serve our clients and make a difference in their lives, but the strain of the work can have a devastating effect on our personal lives and overall health. Attorneys who operate virtual law practices can practice law where they want and when they want. This allows them to spend more time with their families and friends while reducing overhead at the same time," stated vLawyer Co-founder and Attorney William McNeil.
vLawyer offers lawyers an exit from all this stress and mania. A virtual practice means no more expensive overhead, no more office lease and no more free and time-consuming office conferences with hesitant prospective clients.
Soon, McNeil and his team plan on launching vLawyer University, where participants will receive detailed, practical instruction on every facet of starting and building a successful virtual law practice. The program will also feature live seminars in Orlando with bootcamp-style implementation, all part of helping lawyers to "learn to love the law again."
About vLawyer Consulting, LLC
vLawyer Consulting has been in business since 2009. Based in Orlando, Florida, vLawyer Consulting offers virtual law practice coaching and provides niche practice area websites, hosting, sales training for lawyers, technology consulting and coaching.
William A. McNeil, J.D., co-founder of vLawyer Consulting, has been licensed to practice law in Michigan since 1998. He currently sits on the Technology Advisory Board for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Ann Arbor. McNeil published an article on Internet marketing for the December 2010 issue of the Michigan Bar Journal, along with blogs for ICLE on the same topic: "Build it Right and They Will Come: Search Engine Optimization" and "Responsive Design for Attorney Websites".
William A. McNeil, J.D.
SOURCE vLawyer Consulting