As the world hopefully, yet slowly, returns to a pre-pandemic normal, National Legal Staffing Support (NLSS) explores four things that law firms can do to position themselves for growth.
The gravest of situations, such as a global pandemic, can result in opportunities for your firm to serve the legal needs of more clients than ever before. Our current global health crisis has caused harm and injury to untold thousands of Americans, and many of them will need legal representation to help remedy their situation.
To grow your law practice in the newly emerging post-COVID world, pay special attention to these four growth-promoting steps.
1. Eviction Cases
High unemployment rates, coupled with skyrocketing real estate prices, rising interest rates, and a looming threat of inflation, paint an unfriendly picture for renters and homeowners. The country’s eviction moratorium is set to end on June 30, 2021, and every expectation is that millions of Americans will face eviction this year. Law firms with the ability to initiate and defend actions that result from an eviction attempt, including failure to pay rent or mortgage payments, will be in high demand.
2. BK, SSD, and Tax Issues
For the same reasons that eviction cases will see dramatic increases, so will bankruptcy, social security disability, and tax resolution cases. All of these legal specialties will be in high demand over the next five years due to the pandemic. Law firms will be well advised to position themselves with the right staff and legal expertise to meet the pent-up demand.
Because the demand for legal services is expected to rise significantly due to an increase in cases related to COVID-19, staffing has become a key component of meeting this demand. Legal process outsourcing enables law firms to set staffing levels to meet demand dynamically. This strategy also provides the flexibility in legal expertise and experience to expand into areas that they may not have focused on before the pandemic. The expected flood of new clients will need expertise in areas such as evictions, bankruptcy, social security disability, and tax issues at levels never seen before. LPO can assist law firms in meeting those demands.
4. Remote and Online Presence
Even as more Americans are being vaccinated against the coronavirus, the process of eradicating the virus will take years, if it is possible at all. The number of clients who are hesitant to meet in person will undoubtedly be higher than previously. Law firms should ensure that their ability to meet with clients in a virtual environment and their online presence is top-notch. Invest in website and teleconference technology updates to meet the demands of clients with health concerns.
An additional benefit of state-of-the-art technologies is that geographic boundaries will be less meaningful in the future. If your firm limited its practice to a specific geographic area such as a city, county, or state—now might be a good time to think about expanding your footprint.
About National Legal Staffing Support
National Legal Staffing Support is a pioneer and leading provider of legal process outsourcing. Located in Boca Raton, Florida, the company offers front- and back-office support to experienced consumer protection attorneys that specialize in debt resolution. National Legal Staffing Support offers paralegal services, document management solutions, pre-litigation support, pre-filing analysis, research, and client communication management.