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Businesses, lawyers, and law firms can benefit from hiring paralegals in the Philippines. Virtual paralegals can help you draft documents, perform legal research, and perform numerous other time-consuming but essential tasks.

So, what is the best way to hire paralegals? Our advice for finding the best paralegals on VirtualStaff.ph follows. 

After you’ve posted your job and had dozens of qualified paralegal applicants apply for your job position. The next step is to shortlist the best paralegal professionals. 

Here’s the best way to do it:

Experience: Be sure to check the applicants’ profile, as well as their resume. The key is to look for solid experience, as well as a history of steady work.

Legal background: Does the applicant have any experience within the legal field?

Education: Be sure to check the educational background of the paralegal applicant. Did they go to law school? This might be an advantage for hiring the best paralegals in the Philippines. (Ask for proof of a degree if you need to).

Virtual paralegals are remote-based paralegal employees who help lawyers and law firms by performing tasks such as conducting legal and factual research, maintaining files, and communicating with clients. Typically, the primary responsibility of a virtual paralegal is to support corporate lawyers.

Businesses, law firms, and lawyers that hire paralegals in the Philippines will save thousands of dollars per year in employee costs.

Many law firms have realized that they can hire law graduates and sometimes even bar passing lawyers in the Philippines for a fraction of the cost of hiring a local paralegal in countries such as the USA.

It’s becoming increasingly standard for overseas law firms to increase profit and benefit from hiring remote paralegals and other virtual staff in the Philippines.

Here are some of the reasons why you should hire virtual paralegal staff in the Philippines:

You’ll save thousands of dollars a year in salary costs by hiring remote paralegals. You can hire a licensed lawyer in the Philippines on a full-time salary for at least 50% less than what you would pay a paralegal employee in the USA. (This is due to the difference in costs of living).

All law degrees in the Philippines and even the bar exam is written in English. This means that all paralegals or legal assistants you hire in the Philippines will be fluent in English.

The Philippines constitution and laws are all written exclusively in English. Again, this means that any legal assistant, lawyer, or paralegal you hire will be proficient and excellent in verbal and written English.

Many laws in the Philippines, including the constitution itself, were heavily based on the USA. This is because the Philippines was a colony of the United States until as late as 1946. 

You can hire a remote paralegal in the Philippines for between $3.00 and $15.00 per hour, depending on if the person is a recent law graduate, passed the bar exam or not, and has or does not have work experience as a practicing lawyer or within the profession of law.

Here are some examples of what a paralegal or legal assistants responsibilities might be:

  • Draft legal documents, pleadings, and administrative proceedings
  • Communicate with clients and senior lawyers
  • Research case history and prepare notes

Here are some examples:

  • Excellent organizational skills to manage files and exhibits
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Excellent in multitasking
  • Legal background 
  • Law graduate/law student is an advantage 

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