This roundup looks at some recent articles on outsourcing, knowledge management, and e-discovery. 

LPOs here head for consolidation in IndiaTimes (5/22/06) reports that legal process outsourcing “may be headed for a phase of consolidation in its bid to move up the value chain.”

“Large Firms Sets Technology Precedent” in Law Office Computing (June/July 2006, p. 20) provides some details on how and why Baker McKenzie set up a center in the Manila for document production and numerous IT functions. The Global Services Center employs 200 people today and expects to have 240 by year-end.

Finding experts–explicit and implicit in KMWorld (June 2006) discusses current trends in approaches to finding experienced people within the enterprise.

Civil Rules: Navigating New Data ‘Accessibility’ Standards on (6/22/06) offers a good analysis of the likely impact of the pending changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure concerning e-discovery. These rules are slated to take effect in December.