Monthly Archives: November 2009

Talent Shifts

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One trend that we have often noted is how talent continues to migrate from traditional legal and litigation support firms to legal outsourcing vendors. Globally-minded, entrepreneurial legal professionals have increasingly taken on roles in business development and operations, in both on and offshore capacities for legal outsourcing vendors. The growth in compensation, prestige and expanded Continue Reading

Ethical Considerations in Legal Service Solicitation

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Total Attorneys, a Chicago-based legal service and support company that offers web-based software solutions for small law practices and sole practitioners, has meet with tremendous success. This year, they have been named “Number 2” in the Cranes Fast 50, the fastest growing businesses in Chicago. The firm is currently facing a lawsuit regarding the ethical Continue Reading

A Dynamic UK Legal Segement

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It has been another exciting week in the world of outsourcing for the UK legal market. First, Allen & Overy announced their new outsourcing initiative. The engagement is for litigation support services and structured as a “suite of options [for clients] including offshore outsourcing,” according to litigation support specialist at Allen & Overy, Vince Neicho. Continue Reading

Re-Adjustments in US Law Firm Capacity

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Due to the rapidly deteriorating economy, many legal firms found themselves dangerously over-capacity in late 2008 and much of the year in 2009. A recent article featured in the National Law Journal presented survey findings from the AM 250 regarding the number of lawyers lost or gained over the past year. The findings concluded, “The Continue Reading

Partners Seek New Models but Wary of LPOs – A Holistic Perspective

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In a well-presented post on the Prism Legal blog, Ron Friedmann addresses the recent survey by LegalWeek regarding legal outsourcing. The LegalWeek article, Partners Seek New Models but Wary of LPOs, features a survey of UK lawyers regarding outsourced legal services. The survey shows a reticence of United Kingdom lawyers to use outside and offshore Continue Reading

Quantity vs. Quality

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Some of the detractors of outsourced and offshore legal services invariably cite quality concerns as a top issue (along with security and reliability). What is often overlooked is that the same issues of managing quality are also quite apparent in the large-scale document review operations performed domestically, as well. The challenges of onshore quality management Continue Reading