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Outsourcing Legal Research and Writing: Ethics and Profitability for Small Law Firms

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Summary:

According to an IBIS World report, the annual spend on legal contract labor in the US is $21 billion dollars – this includes contractors, freelance attorneys and legal outsourcing providers. But not all of this spend is by large law firms and corporate legal departments. Small law firms are increasingly utilizing on-demand legal research and writing services to handle parts of their ongoing matters. However, many attorneys have concerns about the ethics implications of legal outsourcing and wonder how it may effectively grow their practice.

Attendees will learn:

  • How the ethics rules provide guidance to the use of outsourcing research and writing tasks, including confidentiality, privilege, and Rule 11 issues

  • How small law firms may improve profitability and overall efficiency through outsourcing research and writing, while conforming with ethics rules.
       

This CLE is approved for credit through September 29, 2018.

Product Description:

Presenters:
LeeTrevis, Managing Director, Litigation Solutions. Lee has managed LegalResearch.com’s Litigation Partner research, analysis, and drafting solutions for the past ten years. Having worked with hundreds of firms throughout the country Lee has authored thousands of authoritative briefs, memoranda, and legal articles. A court-recognized legal research expert, Lee’s diverse legal experience covers nearly every area of litigation practice, with particular emphasis on contract law, employment law, education law, and general tort litigation. Lee earned his J.D. with honors from Drake University Law School, where he served on the editorial board of the Drake Law Review. Away from the office, Lee champions a variety of charitable causes, supporting the fight against multiple sclerosis and the protection of wildlife throughout the world.

Stacey Supina, Managing Director, Governance, Risk & Compliance. Stacey oversees LegalResearch.com’s corporate and compliance services for general counsel and compliance professionals. Her professional background includes corporate compliance, business-to-business contracting, international trade, and employment and environmental issues. In addition to her work at LRC, Stacey teaches at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. She received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and her LL.M. from University College London, England, where her thesis concerned environmental compliance issues. In her spare time, Stacey enjoys the outdoors as a master gardener.

 
CLE Credits:

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit approved | Event Code: 228078

Cost:
MSBA Members:  $29.95
Non-MSBA Members:  $64.95