What is legal process oursourcing• Legal Process outsourcing is an emerging industry in which in house legal departments of large multinational corporations and forward looking law firms benefits from the significant reduction in costs and time efficiencies by outsourcing low- end standard and less sensitive legal tasks to highly qualified skilled and motivated professionals based on India.• Legal outsourcing is one of the value added BPO service which involves legal work that companies outsource to work that companies outsource to more economical offshore destination. Legal outsourcing has gained tremendous ground in the past few years in the India have had success by providing services such as document review, legal research and writing, drafting, legal research and writing, drafting of pleading and brief and proving patent services.
How it work?• Legal outsourcing consists of various process which can be classified into low skilled quantitative task or high end quantitative task include paralegal services and legal coding corporate secretarial services, legal memo development, transcription, document management, litigation support and data entry.• High end quantitative task include intellectual property rights (IPR).Patent search and application on, drafting trade mark and copyright registration legal research, document review and analysis and intelligent services.
What kind of work will beincluded?• Legal Research- Using online legal documents.• Litigation Support- Drafting of pleading e-discovery. Lawyers are provide law firm litigation support process-Data security, OCR, Document conversion, Review Platform, coding, quality check methods.• Intellectual Property- Any intangible (we can not touch) asset that consist of human knowledge and ideas as like any invention and discovery.• Copyright, trademark and patent related support.• Trade Secret- is a formula, practice, design, pattern, confidential information.
Why Out source in India?• The advantage of the time zone• Availability of English speaking attorneys• Familiarity with common law doctrines• Indian attorneys with us/uk qualification are a plenty• Labour cost differential-It almost cost up to 80% less than the us firms• Most LPO outfits in India reported to be staffed 24/7• The Indian legal professionals are taught to analytically interpret the laws• Regulations of the Land by generously drawing on the similar legislations of other similar legal systems and are exposed to common English law.
What is Legal Research?• Legal citations case pulls, appellate record and brief search• Preparation of brief memoranda, motions and pleading for trial work and formal presentation• Drafting and formulation of discovering documentation, pre- trial e-discovery documentation testimony of witnesses examination of documents• Documentation for trial and judgement stage• Legal brief advocating client’s legal position• Letter advocating of legal position• Rules of regulations• Annotates summary of cases with copies of relevant cases
What is Litigation Support ordocuments?• Preparation of summons and complaints• Discovery requests and responses-Interrogatories product of document• Motions• Services/Mailing Affidavits• Creation of timeline of event and exhibits
What is Legal documentManagement?• Legal Document Management will include……..• Indexing of document• Subjective and objective coding• Search documents• Conversion of documents
What is Document Review?• Document review is first level of litigation and E-discovery. During the document review proves quite often millions of documents have to be searched and identified for case relevancy, confidentiality, privileged/protection and key/status. (Relevancy criteria is –internal finance, product design, relevant technologies, users guides)• In depth analysis and identification of data and document relating to specific due –diligence or litigation for materiality, privilege and responsiveness to discover requests• Large scale electronic file review and summarisation of large documents• Tools to manage, control, archive, retrieve and distribute electronic documents
What is E-Discovery?E-discovery is electronic online data. Electronic documents areeasy to create, much easier than paper email and message knowfor e-documents. E-discovery is time consuming and cheapprocess. Discovery means gathering the evidence during thepre-trial phase of lawsuit. E-data which stored on yourcomputer. Multiple pages can be finding out in seconds.
What is intellectual property?Intellectual property is a term referring to a number of distincttypes of legal monopolies over creations of the mind. Bothartistic and commercial , under intellectual property law, ownerare granted certain exclusive rights, such as musical, literary andartistic works; discoveries and inventions; common types ofintellectual property include copyright, trademark, patentindustrial design right and trade secret in some jurisdiction.
What is docket number?• Docket –• Docket is the calendar of court, list of cases, and summary of the court cases. A written list of judicial proceedings set down for trial in a court.
What due diligence investigationwill include?• Employment history• Criminal• Driver and/or professional license• Education• Financial /history status
What is Coding?• Coding is a way to represent data in particular keywords or format.• Coding is two types-• Objective- Objective coding includes, such information as dates, author, recipient, title and name. Objective coding done in excel file.• Subjective- Review, read the material and analyse the document. Subjective Coding in done in word.• Objective-Picking files which field type. (Well define
Litigation Support Process• Data security• OCR• Document conversion• Review platform• Coding check methods• Product, delivery and turnaround• Project Management
Substantive Law and ProceduralLawSubstantive law-• Is the statutory or written law that governs right and obligation (duties) of those who are subject to it? It defines legal relationship of people with other people.Procedural Law-• Its differs from sustentative law procedure law comprises the rules by which a court hears and determines what happens in civil and criminal proceedings. The rules are designed to ensure a fair and consistent application of due process (in the U.S. or fundamental justice) to all cased that come before a court.