LEGAL RESEARCH SERVICES

As per the research conducted by the researchers of the University of California at Berkeley reveals astonishing facts,  that lawyers and legal assistants working in India on behalf of the U.S. companies earn, on an average, around one-third of what their U.S. counterparts are actually paid. This difference alone results in cost savings of anywhere between 60 percent and 70 percent.

The likely primary beneficiary of the legal research services outsourcing is India. The prime reason for the above-said phenomena is a important wage difference between U.S and Indian attorneys. Furthermore the number of English-speaking attorneys entering India’s legal market every passing year is on an all-time rise.Legal research services are slowly yet steadily gaining popularity in the outsourcing industry. As per the available statistics U.S. legal firms alone outsource over $600 million into legal research services.

Norms for selecting specific Legal Research services Outsourcing Location

✓  Huge wage difference.
✓  Highly qualified workforce.
✓  Common law control.
✓  English-speaking.
✓  Beneficial time zone difference.
✓  Good work ethics.
✓  Good communications.
✓  Infrastructure.
✓  Stable government.
✓  Growing economy.

There has been a noteworthy drop of over 85% in telecom rates in India over the last three years. The Prime reason for the above being launch of India’s first private undersea cable and the privatization of the telecom industry. The availability of a greater bandwidth makes it easier and provides limitless access to web based legal database.

This provides the overseas legal staff in locations like India with the same legal research capabilities as their counterparts in the United States. There are numerous projects that you can outsource once you feel you are comfortable with the notion that the quality of your work product to not likely to suffer on account of any inherent incapabilities of the outsourced legal team.

Quantitative legal tasks

✓ Indexing and objective coding.
✓ Database creation and maintenance.
✓ Legal transcription.

Qualitative legal tasks

✓ Due diligence reports.
✓ Fifty-state surveys.
✓ Patent and trademark work.
✓ Review of transactional and litigation documents.
✓ Drafting contracts, research memoranda, pleadings and briefs.

What to Outsource & What not to

Projects of Favorable nature in Legal Research Services Outsourcing

✓ Creation of Database and maintenance.
✓ Drafting of contracts.
✓ Pleadings and briefs drafting.
✓ Legal memoranda.
✓ Due diligence reports.
✓ Litigation support.
✓ Patent reviews.

Projects of adverse nature in Legal Research Services Outsourcing

✓ Legal opinions.
✓ Mergers and acquisitions.
✓ Joint venture agreements.
✓ A project requiring political connections.
✓ Project requiring consultation.

Vulnerabilities of legal research services outsourcing

Unauthorized Law Practice

Legal research services don’t fall under the umbrella of unauthorized practice of law. In the words of Stephen Gillers, a professor at the New York University School of Law and a legal ethics expert says “There is no difficulty with outsourcing because though the lawyer in India is not an authorized person to practice law by the American state, review by the American lawyers would sanitize the process”.

Privacy

The foremost concern of customers in today’s digital world is the confidentiality of their information handled by us on behalf of them. Hence we at wethink solutions have ample measures in protecting the same. Our network and information systems have been designed in the best possible way so as to safeguard and protect customers information from all sorts of mishaps.

The world today has become competitive, and with a high rate of competition and continuously evolving business environment outsourcing has become an important part so as to gain valuable services from an expert at affordable prices. Outsourcing has brought out a revolution in various industrial verticals like I.T., software, health care, call centre services, etc., and we may shortly see the legal research industry too into the same league.

The world today has become competitive, and with a high rate of competition and continuously evolving business environment outsourcing has become an important part so as to gain valuable services from an expert at affordable prices. Outsourcing has brought out a revolution in various industrial verticals like I.T., software, health care, call centre services, etc., and we may shortly see the legal research industry too into the same league.