Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Virtual Paralegal?

What is a Virtual Paralegal?
According to the American Bar Association, a "Paralegal is a person, qualified by education, training, or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible".  Virtual Paralegals are independent contractors who provide legal services to law firms or solo practitioners through an online platform or communication system from a remote location (usually a home office).  Tasks such as E-filing, client contact, and document drafting are typical of a virtual paralegal.

Are Alternative Legal Services UPL? (i.e. unauthorized practice of law)

Are Alternative Legal Services UPL?
As a non-lawyer service, Amicus Alternative Legal Services can assist the general public in the preparation of certain legal documents and provide legal information without the use of an attorney.  This does not constitute Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL).  As it stands, the Florida Supreme Court has approved non-lawyers to assist the general public with the completion and filing of certain legal documents.

What is an alternative legal service provider?

What is An Alternative Legal Service Provider?
Alternative Legal Service Providers are niche companies that specialize in providing high-demand legal services for law firms or businesses.  AALS is not a law firm nor do we provide legal advice.  We offer services such as document review, litigation support, legal research, virtual paralegal, and notary services.

What is a Notary Public?

What is a Notary Public?
A Notary Public is a public official who, depending on the state, has the power to acknowledge signatures, administer oaths and affirmations, take depositions, and issue subpoenas in lawsuits.  Amicus Alternative Legal Services is currently offering mobile notary services in Central Florida.

What is e-mediation?

What is an E-Mediation?
As a general rule, e-mediation is a cost-effective alternative to litigation where litigants can have a conversation facilitated by a neutral third party, (the “mediator”) who uses special negotiation techniques to try and help people resolve their legal dispute.