As most law firm owners are making the shift from a partially or fully integrated virtual firm, most come to a halt when it comes to hiring virtual employees. If you have never experienced working with a virtual assistant then many questions may arise, such as: how much should you pay, what expectations are acceptable, or how to evaluate the performance for someone who isn’t physically present. When hiring virtual assistants expect a learning curve that will require your patience and time. The pay off will be worth it. Trust me.
In this episode, we speak with Brett Trembly, a former President of the South Miami Kendall Bar Association and former Vice-Chair of the Florida Bar 11th Circuit Grievance Committee 11 “I.” Brett has also been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Florida for the past three years.
Brett is well known for his outstanding law firm and how he created a whole business model around working with virtual assistants.
In this episode, Brett and I discuss:
- The accelerated acceptance of hiring a virtual assistant fueled by the pandemic
- Migrating from a VA for projects to a full-time VA that becomes an integral part of the team and the culture of your company
- The importance of identifying all job responsibilities that can be delegated to a VA.
- The recommendation that a VA be a full time
- The learning curve to managing a virtual employee
- The distinctions between an in-house employee and a VA
- The pros and cons of going international for skilled Vas
- Anticipating a boom in the need for bankruptcy attorneys and bankruptcy training
- Maintaining confidentiality and security working with international VAs versus domestic Vas
- The ability to hire high-end talent for less than U.S. wages while helping society as a whole
- The benefits of managing your time and interruptions when structuring your interactions with your VA
To contact Brett:
In the South Florida legal community, Brett is a former President of the South Miami Kendall Bar Association and former Vice-Chair of the Florida Bar 11th Circuit Grievance Committee 11 “I.” He also volunteers on the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Mentoring Program, the Dade-County Bar Associations Rainmakers Committee, and annually volunteers for Miami-Dade County’s Ethical Governance Day. Brett has also been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Florida for the past three years.
Brett also maintains his leadership emphasis and is strongly committed to giving back, serving as Past-President of the Rotary Club of South Miami, Past-President of a B.N.I. Chapter, Vice-President of the Rotary Foundation of South Miami, Inc., as a Director of the Palmetto Bay Business Association, a member of the Pinecrest Business Association, an American Ninja Warrior alum, and Moderator for his E.O. forum.