Outsourcing

192 ABA Journal Outsourcing articles.

After all these years, many law firms are only giving lip service to alternative fees

As we approach the fifth anniversary of the filing of the Lehman bankruptcy, also known as “the great reset,” it seems a good time…

How one firm successfully recoups its costs; ‘Breaking Bad’ legal fan-fiction?

Attorney at Work asked lawyers from four different firms about their most effective cost-recovery methods.

“The clients in one of our practice sectors especially do not…

Are companies like Axiom Law a threat to BigLaw? (video)

Axiom Law–which has 1,000 employees in 11 offices–isn’t a legal process outsourcer, claims its founder and CEO Mark Harris. But it’s also not a…

Shrinking legal spending: Corporate clients cut back on outside representation
ACC hails virtual law firm Axiom among its ‘value champions’

More corporate legal departments are cutting costs through greater use of nontraditional legal service providers and boosting in-house capabilities, the Association of Corporate Counsel reported this week.

The ACC announced…

With radical changes, law firms can beat recession, says Susskind (video)

Just as legal process outsourcers are stealing business from law firms today by doing it cheaper, they too will face pressure in the coming…

DIY legal websites threaten to outsource Indian lawyers
New-model firm plans hiring spree, 50 to 100 lawyers a year

One part law firm and one part business entity, Washington D.C.-based Clearspire aims to expand its nontraditional legal services model across the country with the addition of 50 to 100…

Closing Act: Ethics 20/20 Proposals Crack Open the Door for Foreign Lawyers
Outsourcing Adviser: Law Firm Helps Clients Manage LPO Services
The Rise of Two-Tier Law

The New Normal thesis is:

1) That law is in the process of becoming more “normal”, i.e., more like other complex activities that go on in sophisticated organizations.
2) That…

Final Call: Section Won’t Accredit Non-US Law Schools, But Foreign Lawyers Can Be Admitted
Legal Rebels 2012: If the Shoe Fits…

This is our fourth iteration of the ABA Journal’s Legal Rebels, our annual nod to lawyers who are helping change the profession in ways both big and small. These are…

How Do You Know That You’re the Best?

Having spent most of my career outside law firms, I am familiar with the modern language of quality, variously referred to as Six Sigma, Lean, Lean Six Sigma or formerly…

Restored Factory Sees Shift from Tin Works and Kerosene Lamps to Back-Office Support

More than a hundred years ago, the sprawling building in Wheeling, W.Va.’s once-thriving coal and steel area, housed factory workers making tin products and kerosene lanterns.

Now, after a top-to-bottom…

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