Monthly Archives: September 2010

Work It Out: Tri-party Line

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Conversations between general counsel and their law firm counsel regarding LPO are increasingly important. These discussions should include when and if to utilize an outside LPO vendor. That topic is the central theme of my recent article in Berwin Leighton Paisner’s “Work It Out” journal. The article is entitled, Tri-party Line: The integration of outside Continue Reading

LPO and Outcomes-Focused Regulation

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As part of the Law Society’s continuing exploration of the ethical issues surrounding LPO ethics, this week I was invited to speak on LPO ethics and implications for the forthcoming regulatory changes for UK law firms. As a result of the Legal Services Act and allowance for alternative business structures (ABS), the UK regulatory regime Continue Reading

Imminent Ethics?

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As the regulatory focus on the ethics of LPO heats up in the US and UK, a growing body of knowledge about LPO ethics is emerging. Most recently, an article featured in the UK-focused publication Outsource, Mark Ross of Integreon provides a summary of ethical guidance on legal outsourcing currently available and a glimpse of Continue Reading

Ante Up: Law firms and the “Fortunate Few”

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One of the concerns of law firms that we see at Fronterion involving the integration of legal process outsourcing vendors into their practice is the real or perceived disruption of partner-track associates. The work which first and second year law firm associates previously “cut their teeth on” (read document review) is slowly diminishing with the Continue Reading