Monthly Archives: June 2010

Economic Recipricality

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In an increasingly globalized economy and legal profession, many continue to express concerns on domestic job loss as a result of “foreigners.” While the debate continues to be ongoing, we have always been adamant about the reciprocally of economic opportunities. Work performed in one destination creates a market for services in another. That is basic Continue Reading

LPO Conference: London

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This week the London-based event organizer C5 is hosting one of the few, if not only, two-day events on legal outsourcing. The conference – C5 Legal Process Outsourcing – is to be held in London at the St. James Sofitel Hotel. In addition to presenting on legal outsourcing oversight and the outlook for legal outsourcing Continue Reading

Law Society Exploration

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Recently, The Lawyer broke the story highlighting the first public reporting of the Law Society’s activity to address the changing legal profession, with a specific aim on outsourced legal services. As reported, the Law Society expert panel appears to mirror a similar initiative launched by the ABA named the “ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20”. More Continue Reading

LPO Encore

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Law 21 author Jordan Furlong outlined some good thoughts on the legal outsourcing industry in his recent post, The Evolution of Outsourcing. In particular, I appreciated his points about what he described as the LPO “encore” – innovation. More details are available on Law 21. The post was met with the predictable Above the Law Continue Reading

Growth of Onshore Legal In-Sourcing? You Decide.

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The announcement by Taylor Wessing to establish a commoditized service delivery center in Cambridge reflects similar recent onshoring moves by American firms Orrick and WilmerHale, as well as Bristol-based Osborne Clarke. The unique aspect of the announcement, making it the first of its kind in contrast to its American counter-parts, is that Taylor Wessing is Continue Reading

Lone Star Sourcing

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In addition to the number of other ethical organizations looking into the implications of legal outsourcing, it appears that Texans are studying these issues, as well. As reported by the Fort Worth Business Press, the State Bar of Texas’ 2010 annual meeting being held this week in Fort Worth will address legal outsourcing, among other Continue Reading

Help Wanted

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Another sign of expanding career opportunities for legal professions is exemplified by Pinsent Masons’ decision to create a new enterprise outsourcing role as they expand their outsourcing presence. As noted in the 2010 Global Sourcing Study and the Fronterion 2010 trending report, the roles of legal professionals and opportunities are expanding considerably as a result Continue Reading