Before you start working with a Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) company, there are a number of steps you need to take. These include: Evaluating the quality and reliability of the company; Investigating the company's background and reputation; Performing reference checks; Asking about the company's hiring and training policies; Vetting the qualifications of the individuals performing the work; and Meeting with core management staff.
When assigning tasks to various levels of attorneys, there are two factors to consider. If you're strictly talking about budgeting, it's actually easier to use an average billing rate for the firm, only because it makes the budgeting simpler. Firms can generally provide that or give you some pretty good guidance. Rather than going through each task and figuring out the hours and then figuring out which attorney performed each task, you can just take the hours times an average rate. That makes life a lot simpler and it's a perfectly valid way of preparing a budget.
An emerging trend in the field of law is the use of Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO). A driving force behind this is the ever-increasing volume of data that needs to be looked at in routine litigations and investigations. The cost of managing this data, in many senses, has gotten out of control. A lot of corporate legal departments have had their budgets cut, especially over the last two years. Many corporate legal departments and law firms are struggling to find ways to do as much or more with less and many have turned to LPO providers.
2011 has been a significant year for global catastrophes. With earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan, tornadoes in Alabama, Missouri and Massachusetts, and flooding in Australia and the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, this has been a major year of catastrophes—and the hurricane and wildfire seasons are still to come.
Some courts, although very few of them, have addressed the issue of email strings in privilege logs, so it’s important to look at the current state of the law on that topic. The trend is that each email string is looked at as [...]
A LexisNexis® Complimentary CLE Accredited* Webinar - September 20, 2011. Law firms of all sizes benefit from the advent of “cloud computing” and data hosting technologies. These services provide enormous cost-saving advantages, as well as encourage increased client engagement and provide better opportunities for backing up and storing information. Cloud computing and data hosting [...]
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Electronic service (e-service) is an important technological advancement for many courts across the country. More and more judges […]
By Eric E. Bensen & Rebecca K. Myers
There is probably no other part of the litigation process where the cold hard reality of hindsight […]
Cross-border mergers and acquisitions have been on an upward trend in recent years. In the U.S. and globally there is a great deal of […]
Named for its congressional champions – Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank – the Dodd-Frank law is a sprawling federal statute […]
There are so many variables to consider when establishing a web-based business. Your site’s terms and conditions – which establish how you interact with […]
The bottom line with CAN-SPAM is to not get cute. You want to have a CAN-SPAM policy indicating what kinds of emails you will send, who you will send them to. Importantly, who’s going to get the unsubscribe emails and act on those promptly so that additional emails [...]
CAN-SPAM Act governs essentially how to get business email out to a customer. It does not apply to non-business emails. You can’t get in trouble, for example, for sending multiple emails to your boss or your mother. That’s not what it governs. It does govern email communications between a business and its customers or [...]
How do you register a domain name? I know it sounds like a simple question, but a lot of people don’t know where to start. Domain names are registered through domain registration services known as registrars. Some of the better known registrars are Enom.com, Godaddy.com, Networksolutions.com; those are the three big players [...]
One of the things that the start-up business needs to do to get on the web is to register their domain name. There are two things that the business needs to think about — what name are they going to register and which registrar are they going to use? Choosing a domain name is the one that’s the most fraught [...]
Experts. They can mean success or failure in litigation. Litigation can mean success or failure for a business. Success or failure of business can […]
Balancing the desire to defer certain litigation costs early on against the potential harm to future defenses is not a matter that should be delegated to inexperienced – albeit less expensive – attorneys. Robert N. Kelly, head of the trial practice group at Jackson & Campbell, says not only are there a number of essential and thorny considerations to be addressed at this critical juncture of a case, but it is equally important to be able to articulate them to company management.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 1, 2010 — HB Litigation Conferences CEO Tom Hagy has announced attorneys Joseph Belluck of New York and Michael Pietrykowski of San […]
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 1, 2010 — HB Litigation Conferences announced today that Howard Schweitzer, former Chief Operating Officer of TARP, has been added as […]