Billing Records and Alternative Billing

June 19, 2009

Should outside counsel maintain billing records even when charging a flat fee?  Should corporate counsel be entitled to see billing records even when work is priced on some basis other than time?  There is an interesting discussion developing on Legal Blog Watch.

So far, participants in the discussion all seem to think that keeping time records is important regardless of how a matter is billed (how else can you evaluate your own profitability?)  But there is disagreement about whether the client should be entitled to this information. Read the rest of this entry »


My Latest Overview of LPO

April 29, 2009

In The Complete Lawyer.  One spicy comment so far on TCL’s website.  Hoping for more!


Going Native vs. Captive

April 15, 2009

There are different models for outsourcing legal work.  On one end of the spectrum, you have companies like GE that have created their own captive site in India.  On the other end of the spectrum, you have firms and corporations who have turned to LPOs like IPEngine to handle all of the recruiting, IT, employee management,government regulation, etc. associated with operating in India.  Here is a quick discussion of the difference between the two (descibed in the context of business process outsourcing).