June 16, 2011 | Kira Insights
The Wall Street Journal ran a piece on the expanding use of contract attorneys. For the unfamiliar, contract attorneys are lawyers hired to work on a temporary basis, frequently on document review projects as part of large litigation matters.
June 2, 2011 | Kira Insights
The New York Times just ran an interesting article on how (1) legal outsourcing firms are creating jobs for American lawyers, (2) legal outsourcers are growing—they “made an estimated $400 million in revenue in 2010 … which was just a tiny fraction of the world’s $200-billion-a-year legal market.
May 24, 2011 | Kira Insights
The New York Times ran an interesting piece on Biglaw firms opening lower-cost domestic “in-sourcing” operations, which has gotten coverage in other outlets
May 19, 2011 | Kira Insights
Jordan Furlong of Law21, in a post worth reading, argues that “The future legal marketplace is going to require fewer, differently skilled lawyers than it has” but that “the overall legal services market seems poised for strong growth” driven by demand and innovations from new legal service providers (“virtual law firms, legal process outsourcing companies, freelance and contract lawyer organizations, e-discovery specialists, automated document assembly programs, consumer-friendly legal kiosks and outlets, and many other options still at the embryonic stage”).