“How to Turn Paralegals Into Franchisees”

I LIKE this idea! Nice follow-up to the post about independent paralegals, hmm?

"Since July 1986, Paralegal Services of Allenhurst has been matching freelance paralegals with New Jersey-area attorneys.

"Now, it wants to expand the business into a nationwide franchise system, essentially by giving paralegals working for firms a model to become independent contractors.

"Last month, the name was changed to Paralegal Services USA, and it now offers training, branded materials, advertising and other services for paralegals who want to go it alone.

"’Paralegals who have a freelance practice want to focus on their work instead of worrying about issues like marketing, human resources and advertising,’ says Dorothy Secol, who runs the business along with her partner, Peggy Stalford."