In recent months, the outsourcing of paralegal functions has raised questions about confidentiality, privacy, and liability in the sector. Yet, with the numerous benefits of outsourcing like cost reduction, on-call demand for staffing, and remote working, this business practice is quickly becoming a not-so-secret-weapon for law firms all over the world.
So, should law firms and business organizations start to embrace this trend? Below is a brief discussion of paralegal outsourcing basics and why offshoring might be a game-changer.
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While paralegals are essential to the legal process, they are generally less specialized than an attorney. They do the necessary legal grunt work under the supervision of a licensed attorney. They can perform duties like:
Paralegals, not being licensed attorneys able to actually practice law, are paid less by law firms. Hence, it is why virtually every law firm hires so many of them: the ability to deliver quality services that are cost-effective at the same time.
Every company needs legal services at one point or another. And whether you’ve got one in-house attorney, or a department full of them, paralegal outsourcing is an innovative way to maximize productivity, while lowering overhead costs.
Also, as it relates to offshoring, you will be able to take advantage of unique economics to not only improve costs but efficiency as well. Because the Philippine economy is so outsourcing centric, law graduates often opt to work in call centers that offer salaries that are even more competitive than what they would earn as an attorney, meaning your paralegal workforce can, in fact, be practicing lawyers, at a cost that is even lower than you would pay for a paralegal in your local area.
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Since confidentiality and liability are common concerns in legal outsourcing, it is best to choose a partner that is already established and trusted, such as SuperStaff.
For over ten years, SuperStaff has been serving high-level clientele across various industries in the United States, Europe, Australia, and the Philippines with cost-effective solutions.
If you are interested in learning more about outsourcing, then we can help you. Just book a consultation now at superstaff.com and we’ll design a customized solution just for you.
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