It is good news again for the legal outsourcing industry in 2007. The legal outsourcing phenomenon is here to stay. An ethics opinion on outsourcing and offshoring has been issued by the San Diego County Bar Association (Opinion 2007-1) after a Californian lawyer outsourced certain legal analysis processes of a case involving some intellectual property dispute to an offshore location in India. Last year there was another pro outsourcing opinion issued by The Association of the Bar of the City of New York-(Formal opinion 2006-3) that had given a boost to the LPO (legal process outsourcing) industry.
After a detailed study and analysis of the case the conclusion was made that outsourcing of legal processes to offshore locations like India is allowed and permissible subject to a few conditions. The link to the complete San Diego opinion is, http://www.sdcba.org/ethics/ethicsopinion07-1.htm
For a detailed analysis of the San Diego opinion please refer to Mark Ross’s legal process outsourcing blog. The link to the page is http://blog.law-scribe.com/2007/04/san-diego-bar-ethics-opinion-2007-1-on_19.html
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