First Reviewed : February 16, 2024 | Last Reviewed: February 16, 2024

Curbing Risk While Lowering Costs Using Remote Attorneys

Posted by Tariq Hafeez

Legal departments and general counsel can use legal work service providers from outside the US without the threat of significant risks, says Tariq Hafeez, Co-CEO of LegalEase Solutions. 

Hafeez encourages working with third-party legal service providers. He also notes that companies should limit their new or temporary resources’ access to the company’s IT infrastructure. 

India is a popular choice for legal departments and general counsel looking for remote legal work. In general, India is a country with high proficiency in English, legal expertise, robust data privacy, and security laws.

There are a few risks associated with remote attorneys breaching security or privacy protections or breaching contractual obligations.

Tariq Hafeez

Co-CEO, LegalEase Solutions

  • To reduce risk, GCs should work with a staffing firm or alternative legal services provider (ALSP) to connect them with remote legal help. 
  • Companies should also ensure that remote attorneys only onboard through the organization’s IT infrastructure, using VPNs to log into a central server and workstation. 
  • For permanent hires, providing hardware is essential, while contractors can work on their projects without accessing the organization’s broader system. 
  • Remote monitoring is also essential to ensure adequate monitoring despite remote work.

Want to know more about how to minimize risk, and reduce costs with remote legal work? 

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