WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC) presented Virtual Law Partners LLP (VLP) its annual Constance L. Belfiore Quality of Life Award, honoring the firm for providing an exceptional quality of life in the workplace through policies that support significant flexibility and autonomy for its attorneys and staff. The award, named after a past BADC president, recognizes legal employers who demonstrate innovative efforts to promote quality of life, both professional and personal, within the firm. The firm was recognized at the BADC Annual Luncheon on June 15, 2011.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the BADC,” said Cathryn Chinn, CEO of VLP. “Our firm was founded with a goal of creating a new type of law firm that provides a platform for our attorneys to have sophisticated legal practices while maintaining balance between their professional and personal lives.” Since 2008, VLP has been working to create a firm that allows its attorneys to pursue their individual interests while practicing law at the highest level.
In recognizing VLP, the BADC noted the firm’s innovative compensation model (attorneys determine when and where they work and how much they work), and “state of the art” technology platform that promotes collaboration. The firm’s model allows attorneys to work from the office location of their choice, and for those who choose to work from home, this eliminates commute time, thus provides firm attorneys and staff more flexibility to balance their client work, business development activities, pro bono and community projects, and personal time.
Lisa Stone, an Energy and Environmental Law attorney based in D.C., stated, “Working for VLP has increased my quality of life by giving me control over my practice. Without minimum billable hours, office ‘face time’ requirements, and with compensation that is directly tied to my receivables according to a set formula, I find that I am able to truly focus on practicing law for my clients.”
In presenting the award to the firm, Constance Belfiore stated that VLP is a “new type of law firm that offers an appealing alternative for lawyers. VLP is exploring a new frontier and is doing so successfully.”
About Virtual Law Partners LLP:
VLP is a business and transactional law firm that delivers top quality, efficient and cost-effective legal services. Our practice reaches across many industry sectors, including high tech, life sciences, angel and venture capital financings, clean tech, energy, retail, consumer product, commercial lending and real estate. We represent clients that vary in size from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies. Our client base includes public and private corporations, venture capital investors, private equity funds, educational institutions, nonprofits and individuals.
We provide general corporate, licensing, contract, intellectual property protection and counseling, securities regulation, financing, real estate, employment, merger and acquisition, insurance, tax, and other legal services. Our flexible structure allows us to offer a range of alternate fee and collaborative relationships to meet our clients’ needs.
To learn more about VLP, visit us at: www.VirtualLawPartners.com .
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