ABA Approves Legal Outsourcing


Ethics Opinion 08-451, dated Aug. 5 but announced by the ABA yesterday, states that sending legal work overseas is ethically permissible as long as the lawyer doing the outsourcing takes steps to ensure the protection of client confidences and preservation of attorney-client privilege. The advisory also states that attorneys should check to make sure that foreign lawyers are suitably trained and competent and that bills for outsourced work be reasonable.

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Read entire analysis at NY Law Journal

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