Tuesday, June 16, 2009

More offshoring news - firms say why they are reluctant to use Indian firms

Legal Blog Watch is reporting (via The Times of India) that many US and UK firms are reluctant to use offshore Indian firms because of:  1.  Data security issues; and 2. quality of work concerns (ed. note - there's certainly no shortage of quality attorneys looking for work in both the US and UK). As LBW reports:

[Domestic] firms are apprehensive about data security and quality of work. On the other hand, firms do recognize that offshoring can result in substantial cost savings. Some firms looking to outsource are setting up joint ventures or subsidiaries to retain more safeguards over data while benefiting from a lower-priced labor pool.

Still, that may not be enough to satisfy clients hungry for savings now. Will law firms step up to the plate and embrace LPO as a way to cut costs? Gavin Birer at Slaw.ca doesn't think it's likely, unless law firms can find a way to benefit themselves in the process.

Read the rest here

I am the scholarship dude.

(jbl)

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