The Wall Street Journal reports on 9/28/05 on the trend toward sending aspects of legal work offshore. 

The lead sentence of Legal Services Enter Outsourcing Domain (page B1) is “It happened with tech support, financial services and catalog order-taking. Now, a growing number of U.S. and British companies as well as law firms are outsourcing legal work to India.” For the most part, the article reports on companies and activities I have previously reported on offshoring.

The New York Times noted the trend in March 2004 (see here). In my experience in technology and management consulting (which includes the grocery industry), once the NYT and WSJ cover emerging topics from particular economic sectors, that’s a sign that the topic has move from “emerging trend” to “it’s actually happening.”