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  • American Conference Institute Hosts 3rd LPO Summit
    on Dec 30, 2008
    American Conference Institute (ACI) has announced their third LPO Summit, taking place February 23-24 in New York. The event is aimed at both in-house counsel and law firms who are still evaluating the viability of offshore outsourcing, plus those wh...
  • UK Law Society Gazette In-House Counsel Offshoring Survey
    on Dec 23, 2008
    Apologies once again to my readership. For the second time in a couple of weeks I've missed reporting on important legal outsourcing features carried by the UK's leading legal publication, the Law Society Gazette. Back in November the Gazette ra
  • Shared Services & Outsourcing Network Weekly Wrap
    on Dec 19, 2008
    I was privileged to be interviewed this week by Shared Services and Outsourcing Network's online editor, Jamie Liddell, for his weekly wrap podcast. As we approach the end of a tumultuous year in the financial world I gave Jamie my thoughts on how LP
  • Leading Firms on Both Sides of the Atlantic Acknowledge LPO
    on Dec 11, 2008
    Over the last couple of weeks two of the leading legal publications in the U.S. and the U.K. have carried comprehensive articles covering the LPO space. The U.K. Law Society Gazette and National Law Journal articles include contributions from senior...
  • LawScribe Announces MCLE Accreditation for Three LPO Courses
    on Dec 11, 2008
    I'm delighted to announce that LawScribe has been awarded MCLE accreditation for a further two courses: Patent Outsourcing, the Ethical Implications, and Offshore Document Review.The new Patent Outsourcing seminar covers the ethical, liability, and s
  • International Association of Outsourcing Professionals Chapter Updates
    on Dec 10, 2008
    I was delighted with today’s turnout for the third IAOP legal outsourcing chapter webinar. We had approximately 90 registrants for the webinar and it is clear that the chapter is growing from strength to strength. I invite my readers who have not y...
  • Messages of Support from Legal Outsourcing Providers and Clients
    on Dec 2, 2008
    I was extremely glad to hear from my friends at leading LPOs, Integreon and Pangea3, both of whom have offices in the Mumbai area, that all their employees are safe and well. The National Law Journal carried a piece on the subject today commenting th...
  • Legal Outsourcing Chapter Webinar Reminder
    on Nov 25, 2008
    IAOP Legal Outsourcing Chapter Webinar, Dec 10th, 11am ESTThe third meeting of the IAOP Legal Outsourcing Chapter is taking place on December 10th at 11am Eastern. Once again, due to the diverse geographical dispersion of the Chapter’s stakeholders...
  • Financial Crisis and Outsourcing
    on Nov 24, 2008
    While I fully appreciate that the flavor of the month is to hail the financial crisis as catalytical to the growth of LPO, I read an extremely interesting interview on the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network’s site, discussing the impact the cr...
  • Will the Law Society Regulatory Review Cover LPO?
    on Nov 22, 2008
    I wrote 18 months ago about the necessity for some form of independent regulation of the legal outsourcing industry. See my article, Its Time for Regulation and Accreditation of Legal Process Outsourcing Companies. Readers may recall that I proposed...
  • India’s Major Law Firms Hiring not Firing
    on Nov 20, 2008
    According to TheLawyer.com, India’s leading firms have been embarking on something of a hiring spree. FoxMandal Little has apparently boosted its headcount by 63 lawyers over the last year. The article doesn’t specify whether these lawyers have b...
  • Low-Cost, No-Frills, Legal Support
    on Nov 19, 2008
    If we needed any further evidence of the growing clamor for lower legal fees then check out the piece covering The Lawyer's in-house summit, recently held in Berlin. For my U.S. readership, substitute South West, for Easy Jet.Discussing the inflated.
  • Legal Outsourcing Events on Two Continents
    on Nov 15, 2008
    Back in June, Legalweek.com reported on Eversheds' alliance with South African law firm Routledge Modise.According to the article,"Eversheds has pinpointed the firm as an especially lucrative partner because, in addition to the low cost-base, th
  • IAOP Legal Outsourcing Chapter Third Webinar
    on Nov 6, 2008
    IAOP Legal Outsourcing Chapter Webinar, Dec 10th, 11am ESTThe third meeting of the IAOP Legal Outsourcing Chapter is taking place on December 10th at 11am Eastern. Once again, due to the diverse geographical dispersion of the Chapter’s stakeholders...
  • Florida Bar CLE India Legal Outsourcing Conference
    on Nov 5, 2008
    A final reminder to my readers about the upcoming Florida Bar CLE Legal Outsourcing event.This half-day program will examine the Indian LPO industry and how U.S. corporations and law firms are using LPO services, or why they are choosing not to use s...
  • LPO LinkedIn Overkill
    on Nov 3, 2008
    Ok, to say I'm flabbergasted would be somewhat of an understatement. I have just signed off from LinkedIn having determined that there are a total of 14, yes FOURTEEN, separate Legal Outsourcing groups. Two of the groups (with quite delicious irony).
  • Another AmLaw 100 Firm to Dissolve
    on Oct 29, 2008
    Is anyone safe?Thelawyer.com reports today that Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP will be closing its doors on December 1. It was less than two years ago that Thelen Reid & Priest LLP merged with Brown Raysman Millstein Felder &a
  • Indian Law Firms to Scale Dramatically
    on Oct 28, 2008
    The Indian Parliament witnessed two crucial pieces of legislation being introduced over the last couple of weeks.The Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Bill 2008(click here to access) and the Companies Bill 2008(click here to access) allow the creat...
  • Florida Bar CLE Committee hosts: Legal Process Outsourcing in India – What You Need To Know About Who, How, Why & Why Not
    on Oct 27, 2008
    A reminder to my readers about the upcoming Florida Bar CLE Legal Outsourcing event.This half-day program will examine the Indian LPO industry and how U.S. corporations and law firms are using LPO services, or why they are choosing not to use such se...
  • Commoditization and Economic Pressure Alter GC Relationship with Outside Counsel
    on Oct 27, 2008
    Law.com's In-House Counsel ran an interesting article today from the Fulton County Daily Report. Click here for the full article. The overarching theme being that General Counsel are becoming increasingly frustrated with rising legal fees when many l
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