Outsourcing

192 ABA Journal Outsourcing articles.

Changes to Model Ethics Rules Clarify Lawyers’ Obligations When Using Outsourcing

The ABA House of Delegates addressed lawyers’ ethical duties when using outsourcing in changes to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct approved Monday.

In Resolution 105C,…

Come the Evolution: Ethics 20/20 Proposals Seek to Adapt Existing Professional Conduct Rules
Summer Job: Ethics 20/20 Commission Shelves Nonlawyer Ownership, Focuses on Other Proposals
What Risks Do Lawyers Face When Clients Keep Some Legal Tasks In-House Or Assign to Outside Vendors?
ABA Journal business of law reporter Rachel M. Zahorsky discusses with Beazley’s Brant Weidner and solo practitioner and legal ethics professor John Steele the challenges of this trend for outside law firms and what lawyers can do to protect themselves and their clients when faced with the increased disaggregation of legal work.
Will Law School Transparency Lead to New Rankings Industry? And Will Legal Ed Retool?

A proposal to require law schools to provide more detailed employment information by the ABA’s law school accrediting arm is a lot like cancer treatment, according to Indiana University law…

Eversheds Makes In-House Contract Lawyer Team Permanent as Expected 15-Attorney Roster Nears 80

An experimental in-house contract lawyer service at a major United Kingdom-based law firm has gotten off to a bigger start than expected and has been made permanent a little over…

Managing Partner Shares Perspective on the New Normal

K&L Gates Chairman and Global Managing Partner Peter J. Kalis spoke with ABA Journal reporter Rachel M. Zahorsky on the future course of the legal profession…

What if Someone Could Measure What Lawyers Do?

Based on what we’re seeing with sophisticated legal departments, the four horsemen of the New Normal will be:

• Legal process outsourcing.
• Substitution of technology for people in repetitive…

Nixon Peabody Isn’t Shy About Its Hiring of an Outsourcing Company

Updated: More than 80 percent of law firms surveyed about their use of outsourcing companies in 2010 declined to answer the questions.

That attitude…

Public Company to Buy UK Law Firm for $30M to Enhance Insurance Claims-Management Business

In what may be the first purchase of a law firm by a publicly traded United Kingdom company, Quindell Portfolio plans to acquire Silverbeck Rymer to expand…

DIY Legal Website Rocket Lawyer Raises $29M in 6 Months

Online legal company Rocket Lawyer has added $10.8 million in funding, just five months after it announced another $18.5 million in investments.

The three-year old startup allows users to create,…

Want to Outsource Legal Work? Ohio Can Be as Cheap as India, Report Says

The cost of outsourced legal work is nearly as cheap in some parts of the United States as in India, according to a new report.

Contract lawyers in the Midwest…

Despite Globalization, Lawyers Find New Barriers to Practicing Abroad

Lisa A. Alfaro joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in 1995 after receiving her JD from Stanford Law School. Now she is partner in charge of the firm’s São Paulo office…

O’Melveny Lays Off About 75 Staffers, Transfers Some Work to Outsourcing Firm

About 75 support staffers at O’Melveny & Myers learned on Monday that the law firm is eliminating their jobs.

In a statement provided to the ABA Journal, O’Melveny chief operating…

A New View of Review: Predictive Coding Vows to Cut E-Discovery Drudgery

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