Monthly Archives: October 2010

Essential Newsletter for Breaking LPO News

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Despite the significantly growing adoption of outsourced legal services, many legal professionals still find themselves struggling to get their arms around LPO and what it means for their firm. Time and time again, we see that the most common pitfall of outsourcing legal services is the fundamental lack of understanding and awareness by legal professionals. Continue Reading

Alarmist Intelligencer

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This week’s Legal Intelligencer features an interesting and insightful, albeit alarmist, article on the changing competitive pressure created by the rise of LPOs. Much of the piece is well-written and I fully subscribe to the statements about the bolstering prevalence of LPO vendors, the permanence of LPOs’ value proposition, and the increasing disaggregation of legal Continue Reading

ABA Favors Less Invasive Approach to LPO

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This past week I had the opportunity to address the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 during their October 15th meetings. We see the decision to abandon significant rule changes regarding LPO as a very positive development. More details about the Commission and the meetings are available on our LPOethics.com website. The article, ABA Abandons Significant Continue Reading

Industry Projections Gone Rogue… Part Deux

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A brief follow-up on my previous post about the misconception of job “shifts” purported in a recent legal industry blog post. This past week, the Wall Street Journal featured a piece on the topic of protectionist sentiments concerning offshoring. The article included a reference to a study that tracked job creation by 2500 multi-national corporations. Continue Reading

Industry Projections Gone Rogue…

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A consultant to the legal industry posted a slightly abrasive, but seemingly unexceptional blog post about the various industry trends “chipping away” at the traditional law firm staffing model. The post cites legal outsourcing as a one of several triggers for massive job losses at the top 200 US law firms: “Legal process outsourcers are Continue Reading