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Banks Be Movin’

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We’ve long felt that the growing onshore trend is one of the most under-reported issues in the legal outsourcing industry today. But what can we exact from the onshoring trend going forward?   An article recently published in the New York Times outlined how the growing onshoring developments are also visibly manifesting in the financial Continue Reading

Herbert Smith Signals New “Do-it-yourself” Era for LPO (Forefront Reprint)

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Law firms are taking a look at legal process outsourcing providers and saying: ‘Anything you can do, we can do better.’ Herbert Smith kicked off the New Year by announcing a major expansion of its onshore center in Northern Ireland, which provides document review work competing against offshore providers who have been offering that service Continue Reading

LPO Conference Round-up

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The legal profession is undergoing profound change. Learning from your peers and industry experts on legal outsourcing and alternative legal service delivery is one of the best ways to position your practice or legal department this year. Below are some of the most promising legal conferences coming up in the next few months.   IQPC Continue Reading

Fronterion Releases Landmark Report on Legal Vendor Risk

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Today Fronterion released one of the most comprehensive reports on law firm liability issues arising from the use of third-party legal vendors. We view this as one of the most significant issues impacting law firms today (see McDermott malpractice case). At 14,000 words and 40 pages, this was a monster to write, but we are Continue Reading

Summer Update

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It’s been a very busy summer for us at Fronterion and for me personally. I am now wrapping up a rather extensive summer travel schedule – here are some recent updates and insights from my travels. London: London continues to be experiencing an era of ferment (See previous post). I received several references to my Continue Reading

McDermott’s Liability Muddle (Forefront Reprint)

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The July edition of the Fronterion Forefront newsletter covers the significant liability issues arising from the use of third party vendors as exemplified in the recent malpractice suit against AmLaw firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP. Please see the reprint below.   How to Avoid McDermott’s Liability Muddle As an emerging practice in the legal profession, Continue Reading

LPO Source Recognized as Top Legal Resource

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In an article titled 24 Social Media Resources for Legal Leaders released last week in the Edge International Communiqué Jordan Furlong, author of Law21, recognized our blog, The LPO Source, as one of the top 10 legal blogs. We are delighted (and a bit humbled) to be in the company of Above the Law, 3 Continue Reading

Clarity on the US Regulatory Front: Evolution Not Revolution

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As the ABA provides greater clarity on their expectations for its members using LPOs, are firms keeping up? While fundamentally more conservative than the sweeping regulatory shifts in the UK, the ABA is continuing to provide greater clarity around law firms collaboration with third-party legal vendors. As a result, many US firms are reassessing their Continue Reading

What News in London? An Era of Ferment…

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Looking back, April has been a rather exciting month in the UK. Whether it’s a result of the fresh spring air or the steadily approaching implementation of the Legal Services Act, legal professionals in the great city of London seem to be well on their way to preparing for the rise of alternative business structures, Continue Reading

Upwards and Onward

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As many of you may have noticed, we have decided to transition our LPO Source blog under the umbrella of our broader Fronterion.com website. You can reach the blog and the blog archives through www.LPOsource.com. This change reflects our continuing growth in readership and our desire to make the wide range of our LPO resources Continue Reading