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Paralegal Profile: Laura Alvarez, Owner of Off the Clock Legal VA

Paralegal Profile: Laura Alvarez, Owner of Off the Clock Legal VA

Job Title: Freelance/Contract Paralegal, Owner of Off The Clock Legal VA

Employer: Off The Clock Legal VA, Mohave Valley, AZ

Years of Paralegal Experience: 3

Specialty Areas: Legal research

Career Highlight: Receiving my Bachelors Degree in Paralegal Studies.

Paralegal Practice Tip: Maintain and diligently follow a higher standard. Know your ethics!

As a new virtual paralegal, what advice do you have for other paralegals considering striking out on their own?

Make sure you have given yourself more time than expected to get the business up and running.
What is your best source of marketing for your business?
Printed color flyers mailed to attorneys and firms.
Favorite Internet Resource: ‘Lectric Law Library,

Favorite Legal Software: Billings, and Daylite by Marketcircle Software,

Fun Fact: When I read or am studying something, I focus so hard people have to tap me on the shoulder to get my attention.

Twitter handle: @Legalvalaura

Favorite Quote: Enjoin the virtues of honesty, compassion, and loyalty and provide the service to match!

Professional Links:

__________________Laura is one of the first paralegals I met virtually after I started blogging and seriously maximizing LinkedIn and Twitter for networking. I highly recommend her as an informative and engaging follow on Twitter, and wish her the best of success with her new freelance business.

One Response to Paralegal Profile: Laura Alvarez, Owner of Off the Clock Legal VA

Contact Info:

Lynne J. DeVenny, N.C. State Bar Certified Paralegal

Owner & Virtual Paralegal, DeVenny Paralegal Services

Email: lynne.devenny[at]

Telephone: 336-582-0003

Inquiries are welcome, with free quotes available.

Meet Lynne:

Lynne DeVenny is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal with over 27 years of experience working on complex litigation cases, including medical malpractice, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security disability.

Disclosure: I am not a lawyer and cannot provide legal representation or legal advice.

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