Ray Bayley is CEO of Novus Law. Photo courtesy of Novus Law.
Recently, I saw a TV ad recruiting Uber drivers. It showed a young guy, apparently a family man, seamlessly moving back and forth from earning money driving to “chilling.” Whatever…
Jun 1, 2017 2:00 AM CDT
Legal managed services providers design, build and staff process-driven systems that efficiently complete legal work. The work’s content often is sophisticated and important to the client’s long-term commercial interests. Yet the volume is too large to be performed cost-effectively by law firm associates and too narrow and repetitive to warrant hiring more in-house lawyers.
Jun 1, 2017 12:10 AM CDT
Illustration by Brenan Sharp and Stephen Ravenscraft
More and more often, the answers are that entities that are not law firms can perform tasks at a higher level of quality, at a significantly lower price and faster than any law firm. Better. Cheaper. Faster. Is there something not to like?
May 1, 2017 1:30 AM CDT
Illustration by Monica Burciaga
A Chicago legal staffing firm has acquired an accounting firm’s contract attorney business.
On Wednesday, Crain’s reported that Legalpeople has bought ProjecTemps, a Chicago-based contract attorney company owned by…
Mar 23, 2017 11:30 AM CDT
Seyfarth Shaw says it will be the first major law firm to use “software robots” that use human training to move information between computer programs or apps.
Seyfarth is licensing…
Feb 8, 2017 9:40 AM CST
A majority of law firms and corporations are already using alternative legal service providers (ALSP) in at least one service category, and more intend to do so in the coming…
Jan 31, 2017 2:00 PM CST
The concept of a residency program for law school grads is far from new, but one legal services provider is turning concept into reality.
UnitedLex—a legal services…
Feb 1, 2016 1:10 AM CST
Suffolk University Law School has found a use for some unused space in its law library.
Legal outsourcing company Integreon will create an office there and pay students to work…
Jan 27, 2016 6:15 AM CST
A lawyer doing document review work for Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan isn’t entitled to overtime pay because he was using legal judgment, a federal judge has ruled.
Jan 4, 2016 8:06 AM CST
Thomson Reuters is opening a third legal outsourcing office in the United States.
The new Thomson Reuters Legal Managed Services office is located in Eagan, Minnesota, the Minneapolis St.…
Oct 21, 2015 6:48 AM CDT
At a rather small table in a large hotel conference room, five pioneers in new legal services met with the ABA Journal
in May. Someone suggested the Las Vegas gathering…
Sep 1, 2015 6:10 AM CDT
From left: Daniel Lewis, Victor Li, Mark Britton, Kingsley Martin, Jack Newton, Reginald Davis and Michelle Crosby. Photographs by Jeff Green Photography.
The field of operations management is focused on creating efficient and effective business operations. It recognizes that there are trade-offs that must be made between efficiency and service level (or…
Aug 12, 2015 8:59 AM CDT
Legal outsourcing company Integreon has opened an office in Austin, Texas, providing more evidence that law firms and companies are increasingly sending their outsourced work to offices in the…
Jul 29, 2015 10:47 AM CDT
A trial judge erred in dismissing a BigLaw document reviewer’s lawsuit seeking overtime pay, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
Accepting plaintiff David Lola’s allegations as true for the purpose…
Jul 23, 2015 12:45 PM CDT