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It Takes a Village to Serve a Corporate Law Department

Ever wonder how many legal jobs are created by corporations? I'm not just talking about in-house lawyer positions or even associate jobs within outside law firms that represent or advise corporations.  As Rees Morrison points out, there's a whole cottage industry of niche legal services that are making a living off law departments. Here's the list compiled by Morrison:

• ADR (alternative dispute resolution)
• Auditors of legal bills 
• Class action claims 
• Consultants on law department management
• Consultants on compliance, corporate governance, and ethics
• Corporate governance groups 
• Corporate secretary services and software 
• Corporate secretary portals 
• Court reporters 
• Decision analysts
• Document assembly 
• Document discovery
• E-billing vendors 
• Economic analysis experts 
• Electronic discovery 
• Ethics line third parties
• Expert witness sites online 
• Legal and compliance training online 
• Legal research
• Litigation and trial consultants 
• Matter management systems 
• Medical/nurse analysts 
• Offshore providers
• Online selection of law firms 
• Part-time general counsel 
• Search firms 

So readers -- here's a test for you.  Looking into your crystal ball, do you see this list growing in years to come, and if so, what services do you anticipate joining this village?

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on June 11, 2008 at 05:29 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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