Tech Tip #276: Ethical Considerations For Outsourcing Legal Work
Outsourcing can be a useful way to scale your firm’s business, especially since reports show that lawyers spend up to six hours a day doing non-billable work. It’s common to outsource work such as court coverage, brief writing, marketing, bookkeeping and more. Just make sure you take into account the ethical considerations surrounding outsourcing. Whoever you decide to work with must handle your client data properly and maintain the highest level of confidentiality. Here are three ways to cover your bases:
- Get a signed confidentiality agreement.
- Do your due diligence and see how data storage is handled.
- Make sure any upcharges on outsourced work pass a reasonability test.
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