Outsourcing

187 ABA Journal Outsourcing articles.

Basha Rubin and Mirra Levitt: Doing it with data
While business owners and in-house counsels usually find outside counsels through referrals, Basha Rubin says that often doesn’t lead to a good result in terms of cost and experience. The New York City lawyer believes that data can fill the gap.
James Beckett: Scoring legal work
In his former job as chief business development officer at Frost Brown Todd in Louisville, Kentucky, James Beckett was hungry to learn how his firm could do better.
BigLaw firms’ competition from the Big Four accounting firms
The Big Four accounting firms have added legal services, moving beyond tax law and integrating their legal services into a multidisciplinary approach.
How can lawyers find cybersecurity solutions that work for them?
Lawyers don’t have to break the bank if they wish to be protected from cybertheft. But that doesn’t mean they can afford to be cheap in selecting security products and services.
Dechert settles discrimination suit by 2 former payroll managers

Two former payroll managers at Dechert have settled their lawsuit claiming they experienced a culture of bias against older and female employees at the firm.

Terms of the settlement were…

PwC launches temporary lawyer service
Pricewaterhouse Coopers is launching a new service that will provide temporary lawyers for large in-house law departments.
Can legal service outsourcing get adopted beyond document review?
On-demand lawyering is our future: What will it look like?

Recently, I saw a TV ad recruiting Uber drivers. It showed a young guy, apparently a family man, seamlessly moving back and forth from earning money driving to “chilling.” Whatever…

How managed services are building systems for corporate legal work
Legal managed services providers design, build and staff process-driven systems that efficiently complete legal work. The work’s content often is sophisticated and important to the client’s long-term commercial interests. Yet the volume is too large to be performed cost-effectively by law firm associates and too narrow and repetitive to warrant hiring more in-house lawyers.
Building a better law firm takes tech collaborators
More and more often, the answers are that entities that are not law firms can perform tasks at a higher level of quality, at a significantly lower price and faster than any law firm. Better. Cheaper. Faster. Is there something not to like?
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…

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