Monthly Archives: October 2009

An Academic Perspective and Knowledge Decomposition

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Mari Sako at the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School has done some accomplished research on the legal outsourcing industry. She is one of the very few academics that I am aware of who is diving deeply into the legal outsourcing and offshoring industry. I had the pleasure of speaking with Sako recently. Our conversations Continue Reading

Legal Rebels

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This week featured two days of publication postings and interactive web meetings between some of the legal profession’s vanguard thinkers – legal rebels, if you will. Following are the most interesting excerpts from some interesting pieces written by very prolific thinkers on the legal industry as well as personal contributors to our most recent book. Continue Reading

Outside Counsel Spending Projected to Drop by 4.3 Percent Next Year

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An article featured on Law.com states “A new study projects a 4.3 percent slide in corporate spending on outside counsel next year, on top of this year’s 10.8 percent drop.” The study was performed by BTI and exposes the problem with high levels of over-capacity facing the domestic legal industry (and many other industries, as Continue Reading

Legal Globalized

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To say that legal outsourcing is inextricably linked to international business would be an understatement. Many opponents of any kind of offshoring – from manufacturing to large-scale document review – seek to highlight the number of jobs “lost” to outsourcing. What is also overlooked is the number of jobs created by outsourcing and other forms Continue Reading

UK Legal Outsourcing

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In a recent article by Richard Brent of Managing Partner entitled, Out of sight?, Brent writes about a number of the high-profile legal outsourcing deals that have taken place over the last several months. The article touches on several of the case studies that we included in our recent publication Implementing a Successful Legal Outsourcing Continue Reading

Slaughter and May

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The banner announcement this week of Slaughter and May’s decision to consider outsourcing legal and legal support services is just one more example of UK firms becoming more public about their involvement in outsourcing. Several articles on the topic include another from The Lawyer and LegalWeek. It appears that increasing client pressure and the upcoming Continue Reading

Fronterion Groundbreaking Publication Release

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We have long felt that there is a noted dearth of information out there regarding the nuts and bolts of outsourced legal services. This was the prime motivation for this blog – to serve as a pragmatic source of reference for legal professionals facing legal outsourcing decisions. While we strive to make this blog valuable Continue Reading

Multi-Sourcing

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In the much-publicized deal of the summer (2009), the Rio Tinto legal outsourcing engagement continues to pick up steam. With what has been noted as a successful endeavor with an Indian legal outsourcing vendor is now potentially being expanded to another vendor located in South Africa. This strategy is called a multi-sourcing outsourcing engagement. Firms Continue Reading