Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Another Request

"Can you post this please?

I need to talk to a few contract attorneys for a big national story I’m doing on contract attorneys. Can someone please call me with their experience today or tomorrow?

Thanks much.

Julie Kay

Florida Bureau Chief
National Law Journal
954-468-2622
julie.kay@incisivemedia.com"

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is she asking for names or anonymous?

Anonymous said...

I would be anonymous. Wouldn't want to be put on the blacklist.

Anonymous said...

Boy do I have SOMETHING to say, Ms. Julie

Anonymous said...

I just created an anonymous email account and sent her an anonymous email. No need to be a hero right now and come out from behind the veil of anonymity.

I hope Ms. Kay gets all the information she needs to write a great expose of the scumbag agencies and "recruiters" and the abuses of both labor law and ethics in which the agencies and law firms engage.

Anonymous said...

Right, no need to be a hero, esp. in this sinking economy.
The agencies treat us like crap in good times, imagine what they will do now. Sending her anon is a good idea -- with ALL the info.

Anonymous said...

From The LPO Blog, "Legally Yours"

http://legallyours.blogspot.com/

Thursday, December 11, 2008
Despite "recession", LPO hiring continues
Mindcrest, in its attempt to keep up with burgeoning demand in legal services outsourcing has hired 4 experienced U.S. lawyers and a training specialist. This step works in line with their expansion endeavors and help Mindcrest get into new areas of work. Michelle Vega will provide expertise in general commercial litigation. Colleen McGill will expand the Regulatory and Compliance practice. Deirdre Byrne will oversee and expand the Corporate and Commercial Law practice. Mike Duffy will head Litigation Service line of business and will expand Mindcrest's litigation services on a worldwide basis. Rana Rosen will expand the company’s corporate training program.

Anonymous said...

We have some new anti-americans to throw up on the wall of traitors.

Anonymous said...

Or to report them to their State bars for assisting in the unauthorized practice of law.

Anonymous said...

The state bars don't care. Do you really think they don't know what's going on?

Anonymous said...

Then what is the harm in reporting these people? They can dismiss any claim. Why would encourage someone to not exercise their rights?

Anonymous said...

I was more complaining about the impotence of the Bars that only seem able to take our dues and CLE dollars than trying to discourage someone. Rereading my post though, I see I wasn't clear. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

http://tricom.wordpress.com/2008/12/17/25-percent-of-reported-e-discovery-opinions-in-2008-involved-sanctions-issues/

Interesting that an Indian outsource firm would raise the spectre of sanctions. Sort of ironic, eh?

Anonymous said...

I agree. The state bars do, indeed, know full well what's going on.

What you need to keep in mind is that "globalization" is ENCOURAGED in today's business environment, especially the offshoring of service sector jobs to India. This includes telephone support for your computer, customer service for your credit cards, and, of course, litigation support tasks (which include document review).

Notwithstanding the potential liabilities of offshoring legal work, such as language problems in actually reviewing the documents, as well as potential problems with attorney-client privilege calls, companies are still encouraged to go over there and open up those markets.

Follow the money! If these companies can go over there with the blessing (or blind eye turned) by the U.S. government, ABA, and state bars and pay people 1/10th of what they pay here, they're going to do it, especially if this translates to higher profits. And also especially if these higher profits benefit the fat cat Big Law partners and their cronies in the U.S. government, ABA, and state bars.

Unfortunately, that's reality. Money talks, B.S. walks.

Anonymous said...

Yes but what ever happened to the concept of preserving the integrity of our ancient and noble profession? O I guess the ABA no longer holds that view.

Anonymous said...

5:31, unfortunately noble sentiment is not the core value in this business.

Money is.

Anonymous said...

If you want integrity, join a monastary. Nobody gives a fuck

Anonymous said...

Just going for money and greed never ends well. Haven't heard about Blago or Madoff?

The people using this trashy Indian service are foolish and opening themselves up for huge liability. Have you ever talked to an Indian call center, they can barely speak English! Imagine the horrendous mistakes of these barely English speaking "attorneys".

I'm glad that I am not the attorney whose liability is at stake. Being on the hook for these poorly trained people are putting their careers at risk and foolhardy.

Anonymous said...

Hell
with enough pay to live another day there, that is unti you are let go.

Anonymous said...

I think the attached article (correctly) argues that LPOs are less about actual money-saving or increased profit, and more about firm marketing and P.R. designed to appeal to clients ("Look at how frugal and 'cost effective' we are! We're outsourcing just like you!")

http://asia.legalbusinessonline.com/news/breaking-news/32013/details.aspx#board

Anonymous said...

Man, I got a job offer from Dreier this summer that I declined!! How smart am I??

Anonymous said...

Who's Anita?

Anonymous said...

It is a fake number.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the # has been disconnected. Julie Kay isn't real.

Anonymous said...

If you email her, you get her out of office autoreply, with a prompt to contact the editor Steve Fromm.

Anonymous said...

another contract attorney blogger

http://anonymouscontractlawyer.blogspot.com/2008/12/happy-holidays-redux.html

Trollop said...

http://anonymouscontractlawyer.blogspot.com

I think TTT needs to court, fuck, marry, and raise future generations of temporary attorneys with this more even-tempered, likable lady.