Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Strategic Impact of LPO: A New Book to Prove It

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“A firm’s client strategy should be under constant review in order to ensure that the emerging needs of the client and the firm’s competitive capabilities remain aligned.” Andrew Hedley, a widely respected thought-leader, advisor on legal strategy and author recently published a book, Client Strategy in a Changing Legal Market which “provides a route map Continue Reading

Howrey: The King is Dead, Long Live the King

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The recent dissolution of the major US law firm Howrey has many law firm partners scratching their heads. What happened? Despite the warning signs, how could this unwind so quickly? And most importantly, how can we keep this from happening to [insert law firm name here]? In an interview with a Wall Street Journal reporter, Continue Reading

Fronterion Newsletter Release: Is onshore the new offshore?

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This month the focus of the Fronterion Forefront newsletter includes a number of recent developments in the onshore legal outsourcing segment. This includes third-party vendors expanding their domestic footprint or law firms establishing their own centers. “When legal process outsourcing (LPO) exploded onto the scene a few years ago, its success was built on the Continue Reading

The Future of the Legal Profession: Georgetown Ground Zero

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This earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending Georgetown’s annual conference. This year’s event, Welcome to the Future: Trends in the Delivery of Corporate Legal Services, was held on March 9th. In a welcome change of pace, I didn’t have any formal speaking obligations so I was free to take notes and enjoy Continue Reading

Australian: Different Flushes, Same Legal Pressures

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While the debate over ethical issues arising from the use of domestic and international legal outsourcing continues to mature, recent statements by an Australian justice suggest that a growing number of jurisdictions are taking on LPO ethical issues as adoption increases. Despite flip-flopped seasons and toilets flushing in opposite directions, it appears Australian legal professionals Continue Reading