The current issue of Law Practice Today (April 2006) has several useful articles about outsourcing in the legal market.
One of the articles is Inside vs. Outside: When Does it Make Sense for Law Firms to Outsource?, a roundtable discussion that includes several legal technology experts, consultants, and bloggers, including me. The questions answered include:
- Is outsourcing something real or just another area of hype? What do you see happening today in the world of law firm outsourcing?
- Often, outsourcing experts refer to the need to understand your “core business” before you outsource. What is a law firm’s core business? What are some good examples of operations a law firm might outsource?
- What can go wrong when you outsource and how can you protect yourself?
- Looking to the future, what do you see happening in outsourcing in the next three to five years?
This is a good read with good perspectives for anyone interested in legal outsourcing and offshoring.
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