The outsourcing of legal services
Trends, challenges & potential
Economic globalization is transforming practically every service sector. The legal industry that has long remained insulated too has not remained untouched by the effects of globalization. The outsourcing of legal services in the past one decade has transformed the legal landscape. Legal outsourcing to India is becoming increasingly popular among U.S. and European law firms and corporations. This book broadly seeks to discuss three main topics surrounding legal process outsourcing (LPO): its emerging trends, the legal challenges it raises and the hitherto unrecognized potential it holds.
Firstly, this book clarifies concepts of LPO and its operating models practiced by U.S. and U.K. law firms and corporations. Secondly, the outsourcing of legal services creates significant challenges for ethics rules including conflict of interests, attorney-client privilege, supervision and fee sharing. Thirdly, this research explores the hidden potential of LPO to improve access to justice.
This book develops an altogether new proposal where Indian LPO professionals could help alleviate the access to justice problem among indigent and low-income populations of the United States.
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List of Abbreviations
Part I – Background
Chapter I – Legal Process Outsourcing: An Overview
Chapter II – Offshore Outsourcing and Unemployment in the United States
Chapter III – Liberalization of the Indian Legal Service Sector
Part II – Legal challenges
Chapter IV – The Ethics of Legal Outsourcing to India and the Legal Malpractice Liability Issues
Chapter V – Data Protection
Part III – Non-Lawyers in the delivery of legal services
Chapter VI – Multidisciplinary Practices
Chapter VII – Improving Access to Justice through Paralegals and LPO Professionals
Liste des contributeurs
- Singh Dharamveer