The Evolving Practice of Law: Insourced, Outsourced, & Online
Mar 28, 2014 – 1:15pm session
This panel will explore the changing landscape in the practice of law. The advent of technology and the economic realities of the past few years have given rise to alternative models for practicing law. Some law firms are using legal process outsourcing companies, owned or co- owned by non-lawyers, to maximize efficiency and minimize costs. Other firms are establishing their own ancillary businesses to benefit from non-lawyer investment and outsource their administrative and paralegal services. Still others are developing a third tier of attorney position – contract attorneys – and establishing in house e-discovery and document review centers. There is also a growing presence of companies and law firms who are making documents available or rendering services online. Ethical implications abound and our panelists, who are all traveling in this new terrain, will share their insights and experience.