Solo lawyers often try to do everything themselves. They know it would be helpful to have a team, but that doesn’t mean they can afford one, especially not a team full of skilled help. A paralegal is one expense that can particularly feel out of reach – an experience probate paralegal could cost $60,000-$70,000 a year JUST in salary. Then add in office space, equipment, benefits, etc. and you are talking a lot of money. Maybe the big firm downtown can manage that, but solos usually aren’t able to fund that kind of expense on top of everything else they need. Plus, let’s be honest, most solos don’t need a paralegal full-time; in fact they might not need a paralegal on any specific, consistent schedule, which makes even hiring part-time a challenge. A virtual paralegal is the answer to this dilemma!