Curbing Risk While Lowering Costs Using Remote Attorneys

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

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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