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Outsourcing Legal Documents Review and Analysis

Legal outsourcing is fast evolving and almost leading the outsourcing trend setter band wagon. What was taboo until yesterday is a possibility today. If you can’t afford a lawyer in New York to do your work now you can actually hire one from Asia to do the same work for you and you will not have to pay through your nose for it. Conventional legal outsourcing of services like legal documents review and analysis was never better than today.

Today litigation involves research into tons of data that is made available electronically. Thus the first level of document review is where all the litigation expenses flow. It is estimated that up to 90% of the litigation cost is in this area. No wonder legal document review and analysis has been one of the favorite outsourced legal processes. Ironically the easier it becomes to save data in today’s world, the more expensive litigation becomes as the quantity of documents to be reviewed also shoots up.

During litigation, when the initial documents are requested by the court, a huge volume of data is usually received. These documents have to be reviewed and the bulk of unnecessary documents have to be eliminated, retaining only those that are responsive to the specific legal case. Usually millions of documents are regularly being reviewed by the attorneys, and paralegal staff. In the US they have to pay by the hour and getting a consistent team till the end of the work is almost impossible. During review the document sets are classified into categories like,

  • Those key to the case
  • Confidential
  • Privileged
  • Hot

The benefits of outsourcing legal document review processes are many. Besides great savings in time and money getting a consistent team to handle one’s work is a great privilege. Outsourcing legal services to countries like India where the law professionals are familiar with the English common law used in both the UK and the USA, has made it a favorite LPO (legal process outsourcing) destination.

Managed Outsource Solutions is a leading legal outsourcer in the US with representation in all the 50 states.

About Julie Clements

Julie Clements

Joined the MOS team in March of 2008. Julie Clements has background in the healthcare staffing arena; as well as 6 years as Director of Sales and Marketing at a 4 star resort. Julie was instrumental in the creation of the medical record review division (and new web site); and has especially grown this division along with data conversion of all kinds.