What is Legal Process Outsourcing?

Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) is when a law firm, corporation or government agency obtains legal support services from an outside agency. LPO providers help their clients reduce their legal spend by outsourcing certain legal processes. Traditionally, these have mostly been non-core, labour intensive activities, but LexLocom goes beyond this by also providing innovative legal project management and providing flexible temporary and intermittent staffing solutions. LexLocom helps our clients cut costs without cutting corners; our clients get to depend on the work of qualified Canadian lawyers, at a fraction of the cost of what traditional law firms charge.

What is LexLocom?

LexLocom is a consultancy focused on providing legal service solutions to law firms, legal departments, and government agencies to help them plan, budget, implement and manage cost-effective legal staffing and resource requirements. We help our clients get legal work done fast, right, and for less money.

Are you a law firm?

No! Our business model is helping clients best address legal work by helping them improve legal processes to be more efficient and effective. LexLocom attorneys are independent and do not constitute a law firm among themselves.

How are you different than your competitors?

With the largest talent pool of lawyers in Canada, we can get you exactly the right people, whatever your task. While some other LPO providers “offshore” to lawyers in foreign countries, LexLocom only hires licensed and insured Canadian lawyers.

We offer 3 services and customize our solutions to fit your specific scenario. Whether your needs are routine or highly-complex, what LexLocom can do for you is limited only by your willingness to outsource.

Does LexLocom outsource to other countries?

No. LexLocom is just as committed to providing premium quality legal service as we are committed to saving our clients money. That’s why all of our services are provided by qualified, licensed and insured Canadian lawyers.

What services do you offer?

LexLocom will work with you to create a customized solution that meets your specific needs. We offer 3 innovative solutions:

o   Project Counsel - experienced lawyers who join your team for a certain project or a set period of time. With an up-front pricing structure, you get cost-certainty in addition to significant savings.

o   Lawyers on Request - flexible access to legal professionals on an hourly basis, for as many or as few hours as you need.

o   Document Review – we leverage our expertise to help you bring clarity and control to your electronic information so that you can focus on your core business.

How much do your services cost?

Less than you might expect. LexLocom was founded on the idea of not only reducing our clients’ legal spend, but maximizing value. Our services are typically 1/3rd the price of a traditional law firm, without any sacrifice of quality or service. Please see our pricing for more information

Our in-house counsel will be away on maternity leave, and we need someone experienced to fill her role. What would you recommend?

It sounds like Project Counsel would be the best solution. Project Counsel gives you an experienced lawyer for either a set period of time or for the duration of a project. Savings compared to hiring an outside law firm are significant. The pricing structure is up-front, allowing you to enjoy the same cost-certainty as hiring an employee, but without the commitment or many of the ancillary expenses that that entails. When your in-house counsel returns, your Project Counsel™ lawyer simply moves on, leaving your legal department back to its original size.

Our firm could use some extra help a few days per week, but we don’t have the need for a full time employee. What is our best option?

Our Lawyers on Request service can help. Lawyers on Request gives you the flexibility of legal support only when you need it, on an hourly basis. With the same flexibility of a traditional firm but rates that are typically 2/3rds lower, you can take advantage of the support you need to temporarily or intermittently bolster your capacity.

We are faced with a massive eDiscovery project. How can LexLocom help?

We can help as much or as little as you want. LexLocom has the experience to assist at all stages of Electronic Discovery, from identification to review & analysis to production. We will work with you to create a customized solution that meets your needs, whether those be a fully managed discovery or simply the right group of reviewers for you to manage. LexLocom eDiscovery is versatile, efficient, and effective. It is also performed by licensed and insured Canadian lawyers, so you can be confident that it is defensible.

Can LexLocom get the work done faster?

Absolutely. With a proprietary database of legal professionals that is unmatched in Canada, we have the manpower and the flexibility to meet any deadline. We can get started right away – contact one of our consultants to learn more.

Where can I get more information?

Speak with one of our consultants to discover what LexLocom can do for you.