How to Build a Virtual Law Firm (and Why You Should)

Event Description


As more and more legal professionals do their work from home and on the road, the high overhead and inflexibility of traditional office models becomes less and less appealing.

Enter the virtual law firm: an alternative practice model that opens up new possibilities for law firms and their clients.

Join Cynthia Morgan-Reed, Founder & CEO of Vanst Lawan award-winning virtual law firmand Emma Raimi-Zlatic, Clio’s Affinity Program Manager. In one hour, you’ll learn:

  • What a virtual law firm is, and how it works
  • Why you should consider starting a virtual practice
  • How to get started on your firm's virtual path


Emma Raimi-Zlatic, Affinity Programs Manager at Clio

Having had nearly a decade of experience in tech and the legal field, Emma knows both the needs of companies and lawyers alike. She’s spoken on many occasions about law firm marketing, legal entrepreneurship, law firm growth, and cloud technology and security. Being a JD herself who previously founded her own attorney recruiting company, Emma is passionate about helping firms grow from the ground up, and knows firsthand the struggles involved in building a business. Emma joined Clio in 2018 as a result of the acquisition of Lexicata, a legal-tech software company, and also worked in Silicon Valley for tech startups and for an international law firm previously. She can be reached at, and is based in Los Angeles, CA.

Cynthia Morgan-Reed, Founder & CEO at Vanst Law

Cynthia Morgan-Reed founded Vanst Law, a virtual law firm, in 2018. Ms. Morgan-Reed founded Vanst because she believes strongly that every person should be paid what they are worth. Vanst pays partner-level attorneys at least 70% of their collectibles. It also provides a great culture based on equity, transparency, and consistency. By being virtual, Vanst cuts out the bloated overhead costs of traditional law firm models and passes on those savings to its clients and attorneys. In its first year of operation, Vanst grew 500% in 10 months. This year, Vanst Law won the 2019 Reisman Award for Best New Law Firm. Ms. Morgan-Reed lives in San Diego with her husband, young children, and their well-neglected and well-loved dog. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

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1.0 CLE credit will be applied for | Event Code: 298816


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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM