Time to get on board

The legal process outsourcing ship has sailed and Canadian law firms need to make sure they’re not left behind by clients seeking more cost-effective legal services.

Michael Shannon, a partner at Toronto-based Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, who specializes in per-sonal injury litigation, says he often uses the services of Taran Virtual Associates Inc., a London, Ont.,-based provider of outsourced legal services that relied on a network of Ontario lawyers. Shannon says he uses the service, not for commodity-type work, but as a cost-effective source of specialized expertise in his area of law.

Written by Kevin Marro
Published in Canadian Lawyer Magazine – August 2011