Key personnel at law firms need to concentrate on core business. Everything else is distraction.read more
Of course, support services are necessary to a functioning firm. The challenge is to focus on core business without distracting key players. To this end, many law firms are outsourcing middle and back office functions to legal process outsourcing providers (LPOs) so they can concentrate on client services and optimizing business systems.
In law firms, middle office services support the practice of law. Typical services include document processing, marketing/creative services, risk and compliance, research/library services, and administrative support. These services are critical to law firm operation, and firms are exploring ways to improve service quality while reducing the often-high cost of the middle office.read more
Law firms, like all businesses, are at risk for natural disasters. Don’t think it can’t happen to you. Businesses and state officials are still totting up the damages from hurricane Harvey, but we know what happened in 2012 with hurricane Sandy. Many companies experienced serious business losses because they could not do business for a week or more, and recovery proved slow and painful. If these crippled law firms had workable business continuity plans in place, they would not have suffered the downturns they did. Read on to learn what you should do.read more