Is there a shift going on in the legal press? Ron Friedmann asserts that we are now in the second phase of media coverage about outsourcing. The first wave included much reporting on the risks associated with sending work to offshore providers (not surprising given what lawyers do for a living–i.e. identify and manage risk). In this new phase, the legal press is starting to get behind outsourcing. In citing a recent article in the NLJ, Friedmann notes:
The article explains the proposed federal Financial Regulatory Reform, that it would increase corporate compliance cost, and that general counsels should consider using offshore lawyers to do some of the work. The article is by an executive at an LPO so the advocacy is perhaps not surprising. The surprise, if any, is that the legal media published it as a news story.