The Globalization of Legal Practice in the Internet Age

Bierman, Leonard; Hitt, Michael A.
January 2007
Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies;Winter2007, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p29
Academic Journal
The Internet's global reach has had a significant impact on the legal profession. This essay explains a few of the key developments in this area, including: competition fueled by outsourcing legal work to lower-wage earning lawyers around the world, "virtual work" changing client interaction and attorney work schedules, law firm reputation as a result of information availability on the Internet, work-product monitoring and the commoditization of legal services, and work force diversity spurred by the influence of international clients.


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