Monthly Archives: August 2010

Good News Growth

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The ABA Journal reports law firm summer associates are being retained at a high rate this year. That is great news for lawyers and clients. While many practice groups are beefing up their staffing, legal outsourcing is also a way for firms and general counsel to expand legal capacity without becoming over-extended. Everyone hopes the Continue Reading

Great Expectations: Follow the money

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Where private equity funding is going is a good indicator of where change is happening. The Law Society Gazette and The Lawyer report that private equity firms are increasingly interested in investing in the LPO industry. Despite the great expectations for the industry, profitability is may be a quest for a number of LPOs and Continue Reading

India-focus in NY Times

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According to the New York Times and several following articles on the links below, legal outsourcing vendors are upping their recruitment of talent on and offshore. Specifically, Indian firms are recruiting in the US and UK. According to the article, eager and adventurous legal professionals are making the move. Theses findings clearly reflect our trending Continue Reading

Friday, August 6, 2010 ABA Commission on Ethics: Day 2 and Public Hearing

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Today has been the second day of meetings for ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20. The event of most interest to me was the public hearing concerning the legal outsourcing industry. Michael Ford of UnitedLex and Mark Ross of Integreon, two thought leaders in the legal outsourcing industry, spoke. I commend the Commission for soliciting outside Continue Reading

Thursday, August 5, 2010 ABA Commission on Ethics: Day 1

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The ABA annual meetings are being held at the Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco today and tomorrow. (And, yes, I have escaped hot, humid Chicago for a cooler climate for a few days.) Today’s proceedings commenced at 9:00 am with introductory remarks given by the Commission chairs, followed by updates from the heads of Continue Reading

ABA Annual Meetings: LPO Ethics

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The American Bar Association (ABA) is holding its annual meeting this week in San Fransciso. The main focus for my visit will be the ABA’s Commission on Ethics 20/20 with sessions that will include public hearings on several topics of interest, specifically ethical considerations of legal outsourcing. I am looking forward to attending the meetings Continue Reading