Outsourcing

192 ABA Journal Outsourcing articles.

Legal staffing company acquires competitor from accounting firm

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…

Seyfarth signs licensing deal with ‘software robots’ company to automate mundane tasks

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…

Study finds law firms and corporations increasingly turning to alternative legal service providers

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…

UnitedLex partners with law schools to give new grads work experience
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…
Outsourcing company will open office in law school library

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…

Lawyer who reviewed 13,000 documents in two months isn’t entitled to overtime pay, judge rules

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.

U.S. District…

Thomson Reuters opens new US legal outsourcing office

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.…

Roundtable on change and challenge in the business of law
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…
Learn how to balance efficiency with your level of service—or miss opportunities

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…

Outsourcing company opens Austin office, part of onshoring trend

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…

Document review arguably ‘devoid of legal judgment,’ 2nd Circuit says, allowing wage suit to proceed

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…

Four law schools participate in residency program with legal tech firm

Four law schools are participating in a residency program that pairs graduates with legal process outsourcing firm UnitedLex Corp.

The law graduates earn $55,000 to $70,000 a year, depending on…

Firms of the future must orbit around the client

I recently received a strategy presentation from a very sophisticated law firm, which can be summarized in one, MBA-ish slide. The client is in the center planet, surrounded by “law…

Lots of ideas, but no single theme at Commission on the Future of Legal Services’ public hearing

When the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services scheduled a public hearing for the midpoint of the association’s 2015 Midyear Meeting in Houston, it was hoping to…

Freelance attorney network Custom Counsel acquired by CuroLegal

Custom Counsel, a service which matches lawyers available to do contract work with law firms and legal departments that need temporary or project-based help, was recently acquired by CuroLegal,…

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