Last month, fellow blogger Joy London of excited utterances and I released a list of outsourced legal services (prior blog post here, updated list here). Based on reader comments and our own research, we have found one-half dozen additional examples. 

Offshoring is news in the US and in India. Yesterday, a leading Indian newspaper had an article Legal outsourcing makes its case, which describes the current interest among Indian players to develop this business.

Some may think that with all the new entrants and “buzz,” legal outsourcing has the feel of the dot-com boom and eventual bust. My view is that outsourcing and offshoring will take hold but like many other past and present trends in the legal market – adopting PCs, creating brochures, using e-mail, analyzing practice group profitability, and hiring marketing directors – it will take time to grow and mature.