Apr 25, 2012
MILWAUKEE—Is the virtual law office trend still gaining momentum? You bet. The virtual office concept has now spread to Milwaukee’s legal scene.
The latest example is Michael F. Brennan Law Offices. The firm is the first known virtual law office serving clients in the tri-state area of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
What does this virtual law office look like, practically speaking? A licensed attorney operate the virtual law office, which offers an alternative to online legal document sites by offering state-specific legal advice and direction at much lower costs than a traditional law firm.
“People today are very comfortable using technology in their everyday lives whether it’s to buy clothes or pay a utility bill,” says Brennan. “I don’t think that the delivery of many legal services needs to be any different.”
Brennan’s virtual law office offers unbundled legal services in the estate planning and business law fields, including services such as the drafting of wills, trusts, articles of incorporation and LLC agreements, contract drafting and negotiation and powers of attorney.
In the context of estate planning and business law, a virtual law office means that a client pays for document drafting and review by an attorney knowledgeable in state-specific laws as well as detailed instructions to follow to ensure that the documents are properly executed and filed, if necessary.
Thanks to modern technology, the virtual law office can provide quality legal services to a client base that is increasingly comfortable using the Internet to purchase goods and services. Virtual law offices set the stage for attorneys to provide exceptional legal services that are convenient and accessible while keeping costs reasonable.