Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 30, 2009
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 2,700 jobs were lost in the legal industry in July as reported by JDJournal.com at http://www.jdjournal.com/2009/08/10/bls-legal-industry-lost-2700-jobs-in-july/. Legal industry layoffs have included both lawyers and staff. Carmela Williams, a student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law pursuing the MS in Legal Administration, launches Virtual Legal Corner - http://www.virtuallegalcorner.com. The busines provides legal administration and management support services to the legal community (attorneys considering startup firms; established law firms; legal departments; court systems and others).
As law firms went through a frenzy of lay-offs last year and this year, lawyers and staff found themselves unemployed. Carmela Williams joined the ranks of the unemployed in February, 2009 after being laid off from a law firm in Washington, DC. She has been doing all the right things in her job search, but to no avail. Six months later, she is still unemployed like so many others. Carmela contemplated her future and what it held. Realizing she possessed a wealth of intellectual capital (IC), she thought about how best she could utilize that IC in a down economy with a focus on the legal community. Equipped with an entrepreneur spirit and her IC, she started her own business - Virtual Legal Corner, http://www.virtuallegalcorner.com.
Her goal is to provide an environment that could potentially serve as a one-stop shop for services conducive to supporting the legal community. As your virtual assistant, she would provide numerous support services ranging from administration to document production to human resources management to marketing to research and writing. This would allow her to maximize her time with her clients and enable her clients to concentrate on business development, the practice of law, other business-related matters and eliminate ongoing staff expenses.
These services would: provide the essential support an attorney starting his/her own practice needs; benefit established legal entities; provide skills that a company's current personnel may not have; or provide additional resources to a company.
About Virtual Legal Corner:
Carmela Williams is the founder and owner of Virtual Legal Corner. She has over twenty years of combined experience in legal and business administration, document production, IT, marketing and user support. Virtual Legal Corner is a professional home-based business.
Contact: Carmela Williams
E-mail: Carmela.Williams (at) virtuallegalcorner.com