ABA Journal

Outsourcing

195 ABA Journal Outsourcing articles.

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,…

Does the UK know something we don’t about alternative business structures?

2005-2014: Technology changes the rules

Attorneys who can address clients’ operational problems as well as their legal ones have an edge

Over the past two decades or so, general counsel have become increasingly accountable for effective management of their legal departments. Legal teams are expected to add value to the enterprise,…

Are old ethics rules stifling innovations in legal services delivery and marketing?

The legal services delivery environment is changing with supersonic speed as technology brings new innovations. But these new methods of delivering and marketing legal services still must pass muster under…

Once-confident law firm Clearspire closes its virtual doors, but its software will go global

Last year the virtual law firm Clearspire appeared confident of its future, touting plans to hire up to 100 lawyers a year for each of the next five years.

ReInvent Law’s message is change for the client’s benefit

Rosy times ahead for law grads? Another law prof weighs in

A law professor who forecast a rosy job market for law grads is getting some pushback from Indiana University law professor

Here’s to these lawyer-heroes of the New Normal: the system builders

Controversy has a way of driving traffic. Thus, in advance of attending ReInvent Law NYC with Paul Lippe, Patrick Lamb

Would ethics regulators pursue Axiom in an IPO? Not likely, says law prof

Indiana University law professor Bill Henderson predicts no shot will ever be fired to fight the nonlawyer revolution in U.S. legal services.

Writing at the Legal Whiteboard,…

The smart money was never on Goliath: Does BigLaw have the same disadvantages?

I attended a program that was part of Chicago Ideas Week last week called “Lessons: The Choice Is Yours.” Among the amazing speakers (for…

How GlaxoSmithKline changed the way it buys legal services (video)

Silvia Hodges Silverstein, adjunct professor at Columbia Law School, and Heidi Gardner, assistant professor at Harvard Business School talk with Bloomberg Law’s Lee Pacchia about how pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline introduced…

Survey says half of in-house law depts have outsourced legal work, most were happy with results

More than half of the corporate law departments that responded to a recent survey said they have outsourced legal work, and over two-thirds said they were satisified or very satisfied…

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