Robust Alumni Networks A Boon To Firms, Experts Say

Law360, New York (May 20, 2010, 5:24 PM EDT) -- As clients continue to demand greater efficiency from their attorneys, law firms are turning to an often overlooked population — their alumni — to handle work that can be outsourced at lower rates and generate new business, experts say.

“Established firms are thinking of how to outsource to alumni and alumni-run firms as a cost-control measure,” said Toni Whittier of Whittier Legal Consulting. “The referring firm gets to keep control of the matter and has confidence in the skills of its alumni.”

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