National Legal Staffing Support Shares the Benefits of Hiring a Legal Outsourcing Firm
Mar 17, 2021 10:21 PM EDT
In many fields, outsourcing has proven to be a creative method for reducing costs, increasing productivity, and growing a business. The legal profession is no different. In this article, legal outsourcing experts from National Legal Staffing Support explain some of the benefits law firms and legal departments can realize from outsourcing.
Keeping overhead costs down may be the number one reason many law firms choose to hire a legal process outsourcing (LPO) firm, but just as often, it is the other benefits that keep them coming back. Lowering costs is an important consideration for many firms. The legal profession is more competitive than ever before, and finding ways to reduce costs is key to expanding a small practice.
By outsourcing some of the standard functions of a law firm, principals construct an environment wherein they pay only for overhead resources they consume. Having enough staff on hand to manage high workload periods is not efficient when work slows down.
Many firms work mainly within their area of expertise but occasionally represent clients with needs outside of their specialty. Expanding into new areas of the law is a well-known law practice growth strategy, but how does a small firm survive the growth period?
Hiring competent people to handle an unusual case and then setting up the required infrastructure to deal with the new business would be a time-consuming and expensive process that many firms could not afford. Leaning on an LPO that has the required expertise can open opportunities that would otherwise be missed.
The least efficient way to manage legal staff is to require that they jump from case to case or from one area of the law to another repeatedly. This haphazard method increases the amount of research that must be done as attorneys and support staff refamiliarize themselves with case law and previous research. Doing so makes it more likely that errors will occur. An LPO partner can provide the latitude needed to keep your key people in their lane while outsourcing additional work. Using the right people for the case will keep costs down and produce a better outcome.
The staffing support needed for a law office can fluctuate widely depending on the current caseload, client demands, trial schedules, and many other factors. Having the flexibility to even out the workload by relying on an LPO to fill in the gaps can help a law office run smoothly.
Attorneys and support staff perform better when they function within their area of expertise. The ability to call on a trained LPO partner to carry excess or unusual loads will help you serve your clients to the best of your ability.
Advanced security and compliance
In today's world of cyber breaches, data exfiltration, and ransomware, law firms must provide best-in-class data protection. Regulatory compliance is critical for many clients. Staying abreast of all the current cyber vulnerabilities and recent exploits is a challenge for even the most tech-savvy law firms.
A qualified LPO will invest in the lasted security and compliance software tools. Trusting your sensitive data to an expert LPO can save your firm from a devastating cyber attack.
About National Legal Staffing Support
National Legal Staffing Support is a Florida-based legal process outsourcing (LPO) provider serving consumer protection law firms. The team at National Legal Staffing Support (NLSS) provides world-class paralegal support and pre-litigation services. NLSS also offers a groundbreaking document management solution that saves time, money, and office space. Work processes are streamlined thanks to improved record security, efficient filing, and document retrieval.