Taran Virtual Associates

The Future is Here

The Virtual Associate simulates your own full-time associate; just as virtual reality emulates reality. However, the Virtual Associate is available on a task-by-task basis, requires no overhead, and will provide assistance only when needed. You can outsource as much or as little legal work on demand to one or more Virtual Associates as frequently or infrequently as your practice dictates. This “just-in-time resource” gives you the flexibility to keep your practice lean through both its peaks and valleys.

The Virtual Associate uses email, faxes and couriers to deliver instantaneous and seamless responses when on-site meetings are not required. The Legal Outsourcing Network consists of over 75 lawyers across Ontario and is expanding nationwide. We can tackle any size project within any budget. The variety of work that you can outsource includes:



  • Legal research
  • Interview clients and witnesses
  • Drafting
  • Small Claims Court matters
  • Motions
  • Examinations for discovery
  • Conduct or assist on mediations, arbitrations, trials and appeals
  • Assessments
  • Examinations in aid of execution
  • Carriage of entire matter
  • Summarize clinical notes and records
  • Conduct Medline and other medical research
  • Organize pleadings medical briefs


  • Legal research
  • Prepare for negotiations
  • Draft documents
  • Incorporations
  • Minute-book reviews
  • Assist with due-diligence
  • Assist on closings and other transactions
  • Conduct searches and registrations
  • Prepare income tax documents
  • Provide opinions
  • Background searches
  • Prepare passing of accounts

Examples of work that has been outsourced to Taran Virtual Associates:

  • Legal research: opinions, memoranda of law and/or summary of cases found
  • Constitutional challenge using a team of senior and junior Virtual Associates
  • Bringing and defending interim injunctions
  • Full carriage of action including conduct of trial
  • Reviewing and providing opinions on corporate agreements
  • Management of a lawyer's practice over an extended period of absence
  • Drafting facta within 24 hours for emergency motions
  • Same-day research for lawyer during trial on issues arising at trial
  • Locating experts
  • Translation of legal documents