WHO WE ARE
Virtual Independent Paralegals!
We are virtual. We are independent. We are paralegals. Qualified and experienced to work remotely throughout the United States with little supervision required.
WHAT WE DO
Work Done Now!
On demand paralegal and litigation support, substantive document analysis, medical summaries, deposition summaries, and document review.
WHY IT MATTERS
Knowledge is Power!
Your project deserves the competence, thoroughness, and efficient analysis to help support you to attain results and success.
How It Began
VIP Help Me was created the same way many great ideas are, out of necessity. In the early 2000s, Managing Members Brian and Trish Carney were both working demanding, high-level corporate careers. When they were actually able to contribute substantively, it was highly rewarding. The problem was those times were far and few between. After spending one too many meetings in a room full of colleagues arguing about the proper parts of speech on a PowerPoint presentation, they commiserated. “There has to be a better way to do this – to get work done now – without all the overhead and waste?” VIP Help Me became the answer to that question.
In 2006, VIP Help Me was born – founded on the key principles: that work-life balance is paramount, that work that can be done remotely should be done remotely, that adding cost does not equate to adding value, that hard work should be rewarded, and that savings in cost, time, and energy can be shared by all those involved.
VIP HELP ME
A Team Of Professionals
Trish L. Carney
Background and Experience
Trish earned her J.D. in the top of her class at the Boyd School of Law in Las Vegas, Nevada. A strong advocate of continuing education, Trish is completing her LLM in Compliance & Enterprise Risk Management at Loyola Law School in Chicago at which time she will sit for the Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional exam. Thereafter, Trish plans to pursue a Doctorate in Juridical Science.
Trish has over 30 years of experience in the legal, insurance, finance, and corporate industries. Prior to co-creating VIP Help Me in 2006, Trish first held positions as in-house counsel for several national insurance companies, then was recruited as corporate compliance counsel and senior audit officer for a Fortune 50 company, working directly with the board of directors, key senior executives, and outside counsel. In these positions Trish was able to hone her astute analytical skills, add to her deep knowledge base, and refine her exceptional professional standards.
VIP Help Me Role
Trish is responsible for Client Relations, Paralegal Oversight, Work Product Processes, Quality Assurance, and Legal functions within VIP Help Me. In addition, Trish maintains her own book of clients for advanced areas within her expertise including Audit, Compliance, Finance, Insurance Defense, and Government Contracting. Trish also provides pro bono work for social justice causes.
Trish believes strongly in having a good work-life balance. In her spare time she enjoys cooking vegan meals, baking, yoga, meditating, and hiking. Trish is passionate about animal welfare/ethics, classic movies, and hockey (go Blackhawks!). Trish is also an avid trial watcher and can often be found listening to trials as she works. Trish especially values time with her husband, four cats: Kitty, Velma, Gemma, and Mira; and one dog: Opie. Trish will be adopting a border collie and golden retriever puppy in the near future.
Brian A. Carney
Background and Experience
Brian has over 30 years of experience in the legal, medical, and corporate industries. Prior to co-creating VIP Help Me in 2006, Brian held upper-level management positions at several Fortune 100 companies, working directly with in-house counsel, marketing, accounting, and human resources departments. With his leadership skills, keen attention to detail, and relentless work ethic, Brian was instrumental in creating new processes and procedures that improved efficiency and increased productivity across these departments.
VIP Help Me Role
Brian is responsible for overseeing the Marketing, Accounting, and Human Resources functions within VIP Help Me. Brian also provides pro bono work for social justice causes.
Brian appreciates reading a good book and is in the process of writing several of his own. He enjoys spending time with his wife, four cats and one dog. Brian is also an aficionado of film, jazz and classical music, and a good cup of coffee! Lastly, Brian likes long walks on the beach but oftentimes finds himself lost.
Litigation Support Team
Background and Experience
Our litigation support team consists of highly trained and experienced virtual paralegals capable of handling all types of projects in a wide range of practice areas. Our paralegals possess various legal degrees ranging from NALA certified paralegal degrees to Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in Criminal Justice to Juris Doctorate degrees from prestigious law schools across the United States. Each paralegal has vast experience and knowledge working with all types of business and legal software and platforms. Prior to becoming an independent contract paralegal for VIP Help Me, they held esteemed positions as paralegals, senior paralegals, paralegal supervisors, law clerks, nurse consultants, claims adjusters, and attorneys at various top-level law firms and national insurance companies.
VIP Help Me Role
From transcription support to trial support, and everything in between, our virtual paralegals provide expertise in all areas of law. Within our large litigation support team, there are paralegals who provide expertise strictly in one or two specific support services, and there are paralegals who provide expertise over a wider range of support services. Having such diverse expertise among the paralegals offers great flexibility in knowing which paralegal is perfect for a client’s project and needs.
Either it be a passion for photography, learning a new language, volunteering for a great cause, cheering on their favorite sports team, or traveling when traveling was still a thing, all our virtual paralegals lead interesting lives.
What We Offer
Quality, Trust, and a Peace of Mind
Quality goes a long way. With our work product, you not only achieve quality, you achieve value, our expertise, and the best work product your projects can be.
Trust goes even further. You gain not only the trust that VIP Help Me will protect your work product with the highest level of security and confidentially, you gain confidence that VIP Help Me will always do so.
Peace of Mind goes beyond expectations. With our immediate virtual paralegal and litigation support, you have the peace of mind knowing VIP Help Me will always be there for you – 24 / 7 / 365. Unlike staffing agencies or traditional employment, there is no waiting for support, no long-term commitments, and no overhead costs associated with having in-house staff. VIP Help Me is there the moment you need immediate support and not there when you don’t.
Why Efficiency Matters
Being efficient is an integral part of any business. One must remain agile – adapting and adjusting to the ever-changing approaches businesses take in order to maximize their growth. VIP Help Me understands this. Our strategy for efficiency is quite simple:
- We listen to our clients needs and valuable feedback
- We strive for quality over quantity
- We streamline our templates, processes, and procedures
- We eliminate interruptions and distractions
- We live by a continuous improvement approach
When In Need
- When you need reliable support for routine projects
- When you need overflow work completed from time to time
- When you need a reliable paralegal with expertise on your case
- When you need help because you’re overwhelmed and can’t take it anymore
Whatever the reason, rest assured we have the support you need.
Just like we tell all our clients:
“As always, we are here when you need us, just a phone call or email away!”
Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Our main office is located in Seattle. We have 11 virtual regional offices from coast to coast covering the entire United States. We are an American based company and all work is performed within the United States.
DO YOU SERVE THE GENERAL PUBLIC?
Unfortunately, no. Our virtual paralegal and litigation support services are not offered to the general public. We are not licensed attorneys and do not practice law nor give legal advice. However, we have resources.
ARE YOU A STAFFING AGENCY?
We are not a staffing agency, temporary agency, or recruiter. We provide immediate paralegal and litigation support without the delay or down time that is usually associated with using staffing agencies.
OFFER SPECIAL DISCOUNT RATES?
Yes! We offer: new client 20% off their first project; 20% off an entire month for new client referrals; various types of volume discounts; and seasonal discounts announced via email, Twitter, & Instagram.
CAN I TRUST YOU WITH MY PROJECT?
Yes! Always! Although we understand the concerns clients may have when work is done remotely, clients can rest assured that we handle each and every project with the utmost care, security, and confidentiality.
WHAT IS YOUR AVAILABILITY?
24 / 7 / 365. As a per project paralegal and litigation support vendor with no long-term commitment, clients use us only when needed. Whether it is once a week, a month, or even a year, we are always available.
Interested in Joining the VIP Help Me Team?
WE LOVE OUR LTIGATION SUPPORT TEAM AND THEY LOVE US TOO
What Our Team Says About VIP Help Me
I was thrilled to find VIP Help Me when I was looking for part-time work as a stay at home mom. I knew I wanted to continue working but wasn’t sure in what capacity. VIP Help Me made it an easy decision; they were flexible with projects and so gracious. Working with them has truly been a blessing for me and my family.
——— Myrissa, Senior Paralegal ———
I am so glad I decided to join the VIP team. They are always great to work with and I have the added bonus of being able to make my own work schedule.
———- Laurie, Senior Paralegal ———-
I have been with VIP Help Me for three years. I’m so thrilled to be a part of a team that is not only talented and skilled, but fun to work with.
———- Sarah, Senior Paralegal ———-
I love working with VIP Help Me. I’m finally able to have that work-life balance I’ve always dreamed of having.
———- Jane, Paralegal ———-