Outsourcing of Legal Services

3 December 2008 at 10:21 am 2 comments

| Peter Klein |

Interesting footnote to this recent discussion between me and Gordon Smith on the organizational structure of law firms. Last week the WSJ ran an item, “With Times Tight, Even Lawyers Get Outsourced,” profiling a subsidiary of India’s Pangea3 LLC that performs routine legal services for foreign (mainly US) clients. According to Forrester, quoted in the story, 35,000 US legal jobs will be moved offshore by 2010 and 79,000 by 2015.

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  • 1. Rafe Champion  |  3 December 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Washington DC – Congress today announced that the Office of President of the United States of America will be outsourced to overseas interests as of June 30th, the end of this f iscal year. The move is being made to save not only a significant portion of the President’s $400K yearly salary, but also a record $521 Billion in deficit expenditures and related overheads.

    “We believe this is a wise move financially. The cost savings should be significant,” stated Congressman Thomas Reynolds (R-Wash). Reynolds, with the aid of the GAO (the General Accounting Office), has studied outsourcing of American jobs extensively. “We cannot expect to remain competitive on the world stage with the current level of cash outlay,” Reynolds noted.

    Preparations for the job move have been underway for some time. Sanji Gurvinder Singh of Indus Teleservices, Mumbai, India will be assuming the Office of President of the United States as of July 1. Mr. Singh was born in the United States while his parents were vacationing at Niagara Falls…

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  • 2. purpleslog  |  3 December 2008 at 11:18 pm

    They could get the same effect by making better use of of paralegals in the USA. There is a need for the equivalent for Attorneys as Nurse Practitioners are to Physicians.

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