Monthly Archives: August 2009

The Billable Hour Debate Is Not About the Billable Hour

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Another interesting blog post by Bruce MacEwen on the Adam Smith Esq. site – The Billable Hour Debate Is Not About the Billable Hour. The post addressed the ensuing debate of the “demise” of the billable hour. It is very interesting how Bruce reframed the debate as a basis of trust and not the other Continue Reading

Who Will Dominate Offshoring in 2020?

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While reading through the interesting article in BusinessWeek – Who Will Dominate Offshoring in 2020?, written by Noshir Kaka, director at McKinsey based out of Mumbai, one point caught my attention in particular. India graduates three million students every year, while the entire outsourced service industry employs 2.1 million in total. Therefore, India is effectively Continue Reading

UK Openness

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I just wrapped up my UK trip. While there, I met with a number of very intriguing firms in the industry. The US and UK have comparable levels of legal services outsourcing, but firms in the UK are markedly more open about it as compared to their US counterparts. I am not sure of the Continue Reading

ABA Outsourcing One Year Aniversary

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Today marks the first anniversary of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility issuing of their Formal Opinion 08-451 Lawyerʼs Obligations When Outsourcing Legal and Nonlegal Support Services. While we have not seen the tsunami flood of work sent offshore as some predicted, this past year has seen an increase of Continue Reading