ABA Journal

Outsourcing

195 ABA Journal Outsourcing articles.

E-Discovery Rule Changes Boost Legal Outsourcing to India

Changes to federal rules governing the discovery of electronic documents have boosted legal outsourcing to India.

E-discovery is producing thousands of pages of documents in lawsuits that require a careful—and…

Snake’s Alive! India Law Firm Opens London Office

An Indian law firm has created a stir by opening an office in London.

“FoxMandal Little has become the first major Indian law house to set up a practice in…

Another Merger for LeClairRyan Puts Va. Firm in Calif.

Fast-growing LeClairRyan is merging with another Richmond-based law firm that has two offices in California.

The combination with 50-attorney Wright Robinson Osthimer & Tatum will provide the 270-lawyer merged firm…

Outsourcing Alternative: Law Firm Sets Up Own Shop in India

Apparently weary of seeing clients defect to to low-cost companies in India and elsewhere when it came time to perform so-called legal process work, at least one major U.S. law…

Have a BlackBerry? An Outsourced Personal Assistant Awaits

Do you need the neighborhood dry cleaner to pick up or deliver a few business suits? A quick text message to India can get results fast.

In yet another outsourcing…

More Gen’l Counsels Mull Outsourcing Options

Despite all the hoopla over outsourcing of so-called legal process work such as litigation document review to India, there are still plenty of U.S. companies that don’t do it. But…

1st Legal Outsourcing Summit: Good Contracts Needed in Growing Industry

A first-time summit in New York City last week of Indian legal process outsourcing companies and their counsel shows how the industry—which could result in some $4 billion in foreign…

New Firm to Use Alternative Billing in Commercial Disputes

Three former big-firm lawyers have formed a new law firm in Chicago that will use alternative billing in commercial civil litigation. The firm’s new name will be the Valorem Law…

Outsourcing Firms Bring in the Engineers to Advise, Write Patents

Much like American law firms have beefed up their IP practices by hiring lawyers with engineering and scientific backgrounds, so too are legal process outsourcing companies in India.

The

U.K. Lawyers Long for Offices in India

Attorneys at major law firms in the United Kingdom are notably unhappy about their inability to open offices in India, and will continue to press for permission to establish a…

India Says Yes to Foreign Legal Work, But No to Foreign Lawyers

A charm offensive by the British bar has failed to win immediate permission from the Indian government for foreign lawyers to practice in what many consider the world capital of…

Hollywood Outsourcing Higher-End Legal Work to India

Even with the millions that a successful movie can make, Hollywood producers are watching their legal costs. So, instead of having high-priced U.S. law firms handle all of their entertainment…

‘Attorney at Blah’: JD Earns Extra $20/Hour in Doc Review

CORRECTED: The job is similar, but the pay is different: temp work, in something akin to document review, without a law degree, is dull, thankless work that earns $10 an…

Susskind: Are Lawyers Becoming Obsolete?

A well-known lawyer and information technology expert is publishing a sequel to his decade-old book, The Future of Law, and the future he now foresees for many traditional attorneys isn’t…

Rules Unclear re Supervising Indian ‘Lawyers’

As outsourcing American legal work to foreign attorneys in India becomes more and more common, U.S. lawyers need to give some thought to potential ethical pitfalls.

Because the Indian legal…

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