Monthly Archives: June 2009

From Rio to Delhi

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The big news in the outsourcing industry as of late is a deal between Rio Tinto and CPA Global. While it is a big win for CPA, the most exciting aspect of the engagement is the stance of Rio’s outside counsel. According to Legalweek, Rio Tinto’s managing attorney Leah Cooper said, “Of course, I’d have Continue Reading

Tech Considerations When Sourcing

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To complement my previous 6/9 post regarding technology and outsourcing, I had a couple of follow-up points about issues to consider when framing up your new engagement. Outsourced legal services are in many ways different from mechanized business process outsourcing (BPO) services. Trust me, the difference in legal sourcing is a whole other blog post. Continue Reading

ABA 2009 Annual Meeting: Chicago

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Mark your calendars. The American Bar Association (ABA) is holding its annual meeting in our very own Chicago this July 30th through August 4th. As usual, there will be a solid line-up of speakers, CLE courses, and vendor exhibitions along with plenty of “networking” events to go around. To our out of town guests, please Continue Reading

Article Sneak Peak

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I recently wrapped up an article for an unnamed bar publication to be published this July. The article covers the intersection of technology and legal outsourcing. As a sneak preview to the article, here are some of the highlights. The benefits of outsourcing legal support services come in three main areas: direct/indirect cost savings, strategic Continue Reading

Richard Susskind

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Richard Susskind’s keynote address is now available on the ABA Tech show site: http://www.abanet.org/techshow/docs/2009/keynote.mp3 For those of you not familiar with Susskind, he is a noted visionary in legal services space and author of The End of Lawyers. As with all good messages, this one bears repeating. One of the key points of his address Continue Reading