Outsource your research?

The Business Standard features a story: Indian LPO Firm Scores Hollywood Victory.  The victory revolves around one of the first television ‘libel-in-fiction’ actions.  The details about the case, involving “Da Ali G Show,” are in the article and here.  But what is really fascinating is that the entire case was researched by outsourced help.  As the article states: 

“This case is said to be historic…because it is the first high-profile, US media litigation in which the legal research and first drafts of the motion papers for the defence were completed entirely offshore, by Indian attorneys at a legal process outsourcing (LPO) firm.”

I wonder what research tools these folks are using…and at what prices.

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About Erika Wayne

Erika V. Wayne is deputy library director and lecturer in law at Stanford Law School. Along with George Wilson, Kate Wilko and Paul Lomio, Erika Wayne has co-taught Advanced Legal Research for 3 years. Erika's interest in Open Access dates back to the 1996 when she helped in the development of the Securities Class Action Clearinghouse -- the first court designated internet site for public posting of securities litigation filings. And, she hates to pay for *anything* that should be free. She has a law degree from Penn and a library degree from Illinois.

One thought on “Outsource your research?

  1. Well, Indians are certainly making their mark round the globe. While I was aware of the Indian presence in the research writing industry, I’m pleasantly surprised by this bit of news.

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