All of this hubbub about offshoring has significance for law departments, despite the hype. A fair number of activities done by inhouse lawyers could be done in low-cost jurisdictions, assuming telecommunications, English, training, and some patience. If there is a US
paralegal, why not an Inian lawyer? If advertising review takes lots of time, why not a first pass in South Africa? if preparing NDAs sucks up time, why not someone in the Philipines doing the first draft. I think there will be major changes on the law firm side and the law department side from this development.