Outsourcing

192 ABA Journal Outsourcing articles.

Does the UK know something we don’t about alternative business structures?
2005-2014: Technology changes the rules
Attorneys who can address clients’ operational problems as well as their legal ones have an edge

Over the past two decades or so, general counsel have become increasingly accountable for effective management of their legal departments. Legal teams are expected to add value to the enterprise,…

Are old ethics rules stifling innovations in legal services delivery and marketing?

The legal services delivery environment is changing with supersonic speed as technology brings new innovations. But these new methods of delivering and marketing legal services still must pass muster under…

Once-confident law firm Clearspire closes its virtual doors, but its software will go global

Last year the virtual law firm Clearspire appeared confident of its future, touting plans to hire up to 100 lawyers a year for each of the next five years.

ReInvent Law’s message is change for the client’s benefit
Rosy times ahead for law grads? Another law prof weighs in

A law professor who forecast a rosy job market for law grads is getting some pushback from Indiana University law professor

Here’s to these lawyer-heroes of the New Normal: the system builders

Controversy has a way of driving traffic. Thus, in advance of attending ReInvent Law NYC with Paul Lippe, Patrick Lamb

Would ethics regulators pursue Axiom in an IPO? Not likely, says law prof

Indiana University law professor Bill Henderson predicts no shot will ever be fired to fight the nonlawyer revolution in U.S. legal services.

Writing at the Legal Whiteboard,…

The smart money was never on Goliath: Does BigLaw have the same disadvantages?

I attended a program that was part of Chicago Ideas Week last week called “Lessons: The Choice Is Yours.” Among the amazing speakers (for…

How GlaxoSmithKline changed the way it buys legal services (video)

Silvia Hodges Silverstein, adjunct professor at Columbia Law School, and Heidi Gardner, assistant professor at Harvard Business School talk with Bloomberg Law’s Lee Pacchia about how pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline introduced…

Survey says half of in-house law depts have outsourced legal work, most were happy with results

More than half of the corporate law departments that responded to a recent survey said they have outsourced legal work, and over two-thirds said they were satisified or very satisfied…

Outsourcing leads to IT layoffs at Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings had laid off about 15 information technology staffers in its Los Angeles office after outsourcing the positions.

Above the Law broke the news, confirmed…

Who’s eating law firms’ lunch?

Deanna Johnston had 30 minutes to spare. As vice president of litigation at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co., she and her busy team couldn’t afford to waste time meeting with another…

Why Silicon Valley’s biggest investors are betting on alternative legal companies

Updated: U.S. lawyers know ABA Model Rule 5.4 prohibits them from sharing profits or forming partnerships with those who aren’t licensed to practice. In theory,…

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