Benjamin Barton, a professor at the University of Tennessee School of Law, offers a sobering assessment of the state of the legal profession–law schools graduating too many lawyers, graduates who can’t find jobs and a crushing debt load for the majority who don’t win the large law firm lottery and who end up in lower … Read more
Firms have always sent some work outside the company (even offshore). Altman Weil jumps into the fray.
I’ve written in the past about the importance of learning about legal process outsourcing. Lawyers need to understand the changing dynamics of delivering legal services in a world economy. I just learned about a free webinar on the the subject. For more info, click here.
If you want to succeed in the practice of law, you better learn how to outsource certain functions. Clients are not going to pay full freight for tasks that can easily be completed off shore at a much lower price point but at the same level of quality. But there are risks involved. My latest … Read more
The growth of LPO in India may provide one source of jobs for American lawyers who are looking for adventure!
When legal work began to be outsourced to India, it was presumed that corporate counsel would be the most willing to employ the strategy to control legal expenses. Small firms were presumed to also be interested because LPO provides a ready and scalable workforce that is not on the regular payroll (i.e. small firms would … Read more
My most recent article in MLW gives a preview of what I will be doing next. More to follow.
LegalTech New York is history. As I have already indicated, the show was a nice antidote to our economic malaise. It was a reminder for me that getting out of the office to learn something new is a good way to recharge. It was also fun to talk with professionals who are trying to figure … Read more
The National Law Journal cites some interesting statistics about law firm expenses. Here are a few: A firm cuts costs by an average of $250,000 for each attorney let go. For each legal assistant or other staffer laid off, a law firm saves about $100,000 For most big law firms, about 85% of their budget … Read more
It is ironic that that just as I was blogging about the coming wave of legal process outsourcing in India, Mumbai was hit with a horrible wave of terror. These attacks are a painful reminder that wherever opportunity exists, it is accompanied by risk. Of course in business, we usually think about more mundane risks … Read more