The purpose of availing legal process outsourcing services by law firms may differ from one company to another. While some law firms are looking for reducing their expenses, there are others who want to reduce their work load so that they can focus more on the core essentials. Still other smaller firms are into legal outsourcing just because they do not have the necessary level of skill and are seeking expertise outside. Even corporate law firms have started taking to offshoring of their legal research and discovery projects thereby making a substantial saving.
Legal research outsourcing is mostly sent to offshore locations because of the cheaper lawyer fees available in countries like India (as low as about 20 dollars per hour) for the same quality of work. There are also many domestic outsourced services in legal research that are offered with a considerably lower turnaround time. What are the different types of services that are availed from these professional LPO firms?
These may include,
- Taking a survey of different rules/regulations pertaining to any client specific issue from different jurisdictions.
- Preparing legal documents to support a clients position during litigation
- Preparing briefs/ memorandums
- Legal letters/documents/forms drafts
- Legislative history research
- Extraction of the right documents
- Evidence research
- Preparation of legal pleadings
- Research of international law
- Legal arguments preparation
Nowadays most of the legal research is done online. While quite a lot of information is available for free there are other websites that needs to be paid for. Some of the distinguished subscription based legal research websites include, http://www.bna.com , http://www.westlaw.com and http://www.loislaw.com .
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