Couriers serve a lot of different interests and industries – but one of the most common professions that use a courier are those of the legal persuasion. Lawyers frequently use couriers for a variety of services – many of which we’ll cover today.
Reality is, that whenever you’re dealing with legal matters, there will be certain things that might be a little too hot to handle for just anyone – so having a trained legal courier can be worth their weight in gold for a law firm. Today, we’ll talk about some of the services legal couriers use and why they might be a good fit for you and your firm. Let’s jump right in!
Logistics of delivery
Much like the medical industry – lawyers need to transport documents in some pretty specific ways that are exclusive to their world. For example – certain documents must be packaged a certain way, perhaps in tamper-proof bags or envelopes, using larger packaging to avoid the bending of other documents, etc.
In addition, lawyers may need to documents from A to B quickly to a place like a courthouse, police station or government building. Having someone who can perform these specific duties is imperative and sometimes required by law.
Many lawyers use legal couriers to both deliver and file documents with the clerk of courts. They know where the clerk’s office is located, will be familiar with local, municipal, state and federal guidelines and institutions and will be able to both deliver and file these documents for an attorney or entity.
Document retrieval in the legal world is a little more complicated than most realize. It can be time consuming, there can be waiting, needing to know who to ask to get the correct documents, etc. Most legal couriers are trained on exactly where they need to go, what they need to do and how to transport a document as securely as possible.
Law firms can save a lot of money hiring a courier service. While it will be a little money out of pocket, it saves not only the firm from having to have someone on staff, but also keeps lawyers lawyering instead of running around dropping off documents and going through the runaround. This means more, tangible, billable hours.
If you’re looking for help with your next legal delivery, give our Tampa Courier Service a call today and we’ll be happy to help. Until then -good luck!