Home Front Legal Services LLC can fill Your onsite and Telecommuting Legal Staff Needs
Home Front Legal Services LLC was founded by a practicing attorney, Amy Ficklin DeBrota, who began using telecommuting arrangements with her staff in early 2006. After successfully using telecommuting in her law practice, especially when additional staffing was needed due to workload fluctuations, she realized that this was an idea whose time had come. And Home Front Legal Services LLC was born!
Our Core Values
- Provide quality legal work. Quality is a state of mind, not a skill.
- Be creative. Do more with less.
- Pursue both quality of life and quality legal work. The two are not mutually exclusive.
- Communicate frequently with clients in order to build good working relationships.
- Embrace change and view it as an opportunity.
- Accept the blame, share the credit.
- Continue to build and maintain an excellent reputation.
- Follow through on, and pay attention to, details.
- Pursue growth and educational opportunities.
- Respect yourself and those around you.
How We Do It
We offer traditional on site temporary legal staff services, telecommuting staff and nurse consultants. Telecommuting is ideally suited for temporary employees. All law practices have periods of workload peaks during which they need additional law clerks, paralegals or attorneys for legal research, document review and indexing, brief writing and other similar tasks. Telecommuting allows you to get the additional help you need without having to commit to hiring a permanent employee, freeing up or buying additional computers and office furniture and finding a place for them to sit! Ask yourself whether all of the temporary work assignments you have really need to be done in your office. With the use of scanners, telephones and high speed internet connections, most of the time, the answer is “NO.” Here are just a few of the reasons telecommuting is a good idea:
- Increased productivity
- Reduced absenteeism
- Increased employee job satisfaction and retention
- Reduced overhead and office space
- Reduced stress on office resources
- Wider geographical area from which to draw employees
Telecommuting occurs in companies and law firms of all sizes, and in both public and private organizations. If you don't already have a remote computer access system, we can help you get it set up at a surprisingly low cost. Home Front Legal Services LLC has all the technological issues worked out for you. We provide a toll free number, voice mail and email addresses for our temporary legal staff. You can choose the frequency with which our employees report their hours worked. We make every effort to provide the technology necessary to insure good communication and a quality work product for your law practice. We also provide email reminders to our staff regarding your upcoming deadlines, to help insure compliance.
We go the extra mile to insure we can provide you with quality staff. We only hire legal staff with at least one year of applicable experience. We require each applicant to submit a writing sample and references, but we also conduct a background check and "road test" each employee with a mock assignment so we can evaluate their “real life” work skills. If they don't complete the assignment on time and produce competent work, then we don't hire them. Period.
In addition to providing periodic temporary staff assistance, we can also help you find your next great employee. Using Home Front Legal Services LLC as your placement agency allows you to try out one of our legal secretaries, paralegals or attorneys, before committing to a permanent employment arrangement.
Home Front Legal Services LLC offers more than just high quality legal staff. We also have nurse consultants available for medical record reviews and chronologies. For paralegals and legal secretaries who need additional training and education, we offer several law practice specific training seminars we call “Boot Camps.” On the practice operational side, we offer Law Office Solutions for attorneys who are ready to “think outside the box” about how they plan, operateand market their law practice. Additionally, the Home Front Legal Services LLC staff can administer and distribute your next class action notice or settlement. Get assistance from the “Home Front” by contacting us today!