New Locations Offer a New Twist on Offshoring Legal Services

November 23, 2009

Within the legal services market, a new model of outsourcing has emerged to supplement the more well-known models that include combinations of onsite, onshore, and offshore. Outsourcers in Israel and New Zealand have positioned themselves between the higher cost, onsite & onshore vendors and the lower cost, offshore vendors.  The higher prices that onsite/onshore vendors have been able to command are not so much a function of their geographies, but of their relative skill with the substantive and procedural aspects of the U.S. and U.K. legal systems.  This new model reorders these assumptions by providing knowledgeable and experienced western legal resources from individuals who have moved to, or returned to, medium cost locations like Israel and New Zealand. Read the rest of this entry »