Importance of Legal Research Services for Lawyers and Attorneys

by | Published on Jul 31, 2013 | Legal Process Outsourcing

Legal research is crucial when it comes to preparing for litigation. Research is necessary for lawyers and attorneys to find and retrieve information to support legal decision making. Viable law references have to be collected, and citations to statutes and other similar cases incorporated in the briefs that are presented in court.  However, legal research can be very exhausting and time consuming. That’s why outsourcing companies have come forward to offer legal research services.

Outsourced legal research services are useful for legal establishments such as prominent law firms, in-house law firms and independent legal practitioners outsource their tasks to third party service providers. The service providers are able to meet the needs of their clients because they have a team of professionals who are proficient in legal and related technology fields and well versed in working on online legal databases such as LexisNexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law. This professional team can provide services for:

  • Multi jurisdictional research, analysis and surveys
  • Statutory research
  • Case law research
  • Medical record research
  • Public record research
  • Document retrieval
  • Formal presentations
  • Legislative history research
  • Appellate records

Legal research outsourcing covers sectors such as general business, labor and employment, insurance, real estate, tax litigation, product liability, international litigation, healthcare and securities litigation. Partnering with a third party service provider allows legal professionals to find more time for their core legal activities and, with the right service provider, save up to 30-40% on their operational costs.

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