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Why Hire an Outsourcing Firm for Drafting Legal Documents?

Last updated: 06 Mar, 2024 By | 6 Minutes Read

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Ironically, the rise of Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) was due to a misfortune that had the financial world in convulsions not so long ago. It was the global monetary crisis that even brought the economies of many nations to the knees. The huge exponential boom in the need for legal services, mainly from individuals and companies that had gone bust, had law firms struggling to cope with the huge rise in business.

Adding to the infrastructure in terms of hiring lawyers to cope with the rush was not advisable as nobody knew how long the demand would sustain. Further, apart from large firms, not many could handle the piling on of extra expenditure under salaries. The solution that law firms found acceptable was outsourcing legal processes and reaping multiple benefits from it.

What are the services law firms can outsource globally? The first is commonly termed support services since they prop up the actual cases on the floor of the courts. Categorize these as documentation, writing of drafts and briefs, conducting background research on points of law, maintenance of databases, and other paralegal services.

You can outsource these tasks with court appearances. The other is directly representing the client in court, and you can outsource within the country only. Lawyers then can focus solely on obtaining incremental business and offering exclusive high-quality client service while being in a supervisory role over regular activities. Of all the legal processes, a decision to outsource document drafting pays the richest dividends. There are a number of reasons for this.

4 Reasons to Choose Legal Document Drafting Services

1. Time to focus on core activities

Drafting legal documents is mainly about drawing up documents, contracts, and agreements of any category, such as bills of sale agreements, employee agreements, RPF, etc., in businesses or law firms. The possibilities are limitless.

Now all these require extensive research and precise legal terminology, as any deviation can lead to protracted litigation at a later date if one of the parties exploits any flaw in the drafting. It is also a detailed, tedious, and time taking process.

    Instead of doing it themselves or blocking the time of highly paid juniors to do it, legal luminaries outsource this activity, thereby getting time to concentrate on client servicing or getting high-value business.

    2. Savings in costs

    If you consider man hours, the unit cost for the same work will be much less when legal drafting opting for outsourcing services. When cumulative figures are considered, this will show substantial savings in the long run, which can be channelized into offering competitively priced services to attract more clients.

    This factor especially came to the fore in the nascent stages of LPO during recessionary times when cost-cutting measures were the much sought-after solution for getting out of the financial downturns prevailing then.

    3. Professional expertise in outsourcing firms

    The widespread outsourcing of legal research and drafting has given rise to a huge bank of lawyers on the rolls of outsourced firms who have a great deal of professional expertise in legal drafting.

    They are highly qualified and experienced in this field and keep themselves constantly updated with the laws and legal scenarios of other countries. Any changes are instantly incorporated into their systems so that the drafts prepared are always accurate in law.

    So high is their credibility that not only law firms but blue chip and Fortune 500 companies too are today outsourcing their requirements of legal drafting while choosing to handle direct activities like court appearances through their in-house legal department.

    4. Speedy turnaround of draft preparation

    Lawyers are always under strict time limitations and have to adhere to deadlines. Thus, speedy completion of any legal process is important for them. This is more so in the case of legal drafting, where the very basis of an important case may depend on solid research and documentation. Now, if they opt for legal document drafting services, they can take advantage of the time differential existing between countries.

    The particulars of the document that requires drafting can be sent to the outsourced agency at the close of business hours. It will be worked upon during daylight hours in the offshore country and uploaded back. Thus it is ready at the opening of business hours of the law firm. Quick delivery of services will bring in more high-value clients and lead to business growth.

    Outsourcing legal document drafting, therefore, is a win-win situation from whatever angle it might be looked at.

    Also Read: Why Choose Cogneesol for Legal Contract Drafting & Reviewing?

    One of the acknowledged industry leaders in the field of the drafting of legal documents is Cogneesol. We have years of experience in this field, and our teams of lawyers are masters in legal interpretation of the law. Over the years, we have built up a reputation for the timely submission of work entrusted to us, all at very affordable rates.

    To know more about our legal drafting services, get in touch with us at [email protected]