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how a Virtual Assistant can hold you accountable for getting things done

As Virtual Assistants supporting the legal sector, we often talk about the specific tasks we carry out in order to help a law firm run smoothly. We probably talk less about how we make a good accountability partner for an individual solicitor or fee earner.

A little accountability can go a long way. By providing support, structure and motivation, we help you to achieve your goals as efficiently and painlessly as possible.

In this blog we talk about how as Legal Virtual Assistants, we can serve as a reliable accountability partner.

Consistent monitoring and follow-up

Virtual Assistants provide consistent monitoring and follow-up, which is crucial for maintaining accountability. This includes regular check-ins (usually weekly or fortnightly) to review progress on tasks and projects. We also track deadlines and can generate and share progress reports, highlighting completed tasks and pending items, which helps solicitors and fee earners to stay on track.

Objective perspective and feedback

A Virtual Assistant is an ‘outsider’ rather than your employee. This outside perspective can be invaluable because our feedback is unbiased. This is particularly useful in a sector such as legal, which is regularly audited. A Virtual Assistant can help prepare you for audits by ensuring everyone concerned knows what is expected of them, keeping everybody up to date with deadlines and relevant paperwork, and generally taking the stress out of the situation.

Confidentiality and reliability

Given the sensitive nature of legal work, confidentiality and reliability are paramount. Business Owl Virtual Assistants are trained to handle sensitive information with the utmost confidentiality and adhere to strict data protection protocols.

Enhanced motivation and discipline

Everybody can struggle with motivation and discipline. Both are much easier to maintain with an accountability partner who provides support and encouragement, particularly during the challenging times.

It’s also important to recognise and celebrate achievements. This can be difficult during the busy times when success can easily be overlooked. Again objectivity comes into play here and your Virtual Assistant will be on hand to remind you to take a step back and acknowledge what you are achieving within your firm.

Personal accountability

A Virtual Assistant can also contribute to a solicitor’s personal accountability by providing clarity and focus. We do this by helping clients to define precise, measurable goals and to break them down into manageable tasks.

In summary

Maintaining the momentum required to constantly juggle chargeable hours with client demands is not easy. For this very reason, solicitors and fee earners use our services to hold them accountable and keep them on track. Are you ready to enjoy the accountability benefits of working with a Business Owl Virtual Assistant?

This article was written by Jen Workman, VA and Founder of Business Owl. We are expert Virtual Assistants based in North Yorkshire. We support the legal sector, small businesses and entrepreneurs nationally. To discuss how we can provide bespoke support for you and your business, please contact us for a complimentary chat on 07970 955535 or at jen@businessowl.co.uk.