Outsourcing

184 ABA Journal articles on Outsourcing.

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 you think about ride-booking services in general, or Uber in specific, it certainly made driving for Uber seem like an easy way to earn some money.

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 firm with 22 centers of operation worldwide, including North America, the United Kingdom, Israel and India—is supporting a legal residency program at five law schools that allows recent law graduates to work with corporate legal departments and law firms. The two-year program places graduates squarely in the worlds of litigation management, e-discovery, contract management, intellectual property, cybersecurity, compliance, ethics and immigration law.

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…

Lawyer who reviewed 13,000 documents in two months isn’t entitled to overtime pay, judge rules

A lawyer doing document review work for Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan isn’t entitled to overtime pay because he was using legal judgment, a federal judge has ruled.

U.S. District…

Thomson Reuters opens new US legal outsourcing office

Thomson Reuters is opening a third legal outsourcing office in the United States.

The new Thomson Reuters Legal Managed Services office is located in Eagan, Minnesota, the Minneapolis St.…

Roundtable on change and challenge in the business of law
At a rather small table in a large hotel conference room, five pioneers in new legal services met with the ABA Journal in May. Someone suggested the Las Vegas gathering looked like a poker game, but the intention was a discussion of a very different kind of gambling—the risks they've taken in beginning legal businesses outside the traditional law firm and the bets they've placed on the future of the legal industry.

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