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 economy is on the upswing for good, but no one knows at what the pace of expansion will be or how long it will last. LPO has a unique value-add in comparison to contract attorneys and it provides variability to an otherwise, very fixed cost business model of law firms.