Jamie Shepherd ’16 Launches Shepherd.law
Jamie Shepherd ’16 has launched Shepherd.law, a new law firm that operates entirely online. Shepherd does estate planning, working with clients via phone and email, focusing on a clientele of California tech workers who don’t have time to meet with a lawyer in person.
The concept of a "virtual law firm" that does not have a brick-and-mortar office but operates online, delivering services to clients via digital technology, first surfaced in the late 1990s. According to an American Bar Association study, virtual practices have been increasing in number, rising from 3 percent of all practices in 2011 to 7 percent in 2014.