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Legal Research Outsourcing

Efficient, cost-effective legal research

Lexitas’ Legal Research Outsourcing (LRO) solution offers clients an efficient, cost-effective option to lift and shift research projects away from their time-constrained and overburdened in-house legal departments to a skilled off-site legal research team.

What does an LRO solution look like?

While Lexitas can individually tailor our LRO solution to a client’s specific needs, we also provide a comprehensive, standardized approach.
 

The research team

We first provide a LRO team of researchers and team leads. Our researchers can be paralegals, law clerks, unlicensed JDs, or licensed attorneys – depending on client needs. Additionally, Lexitas can recommend, and expertly build, a team composition best suited to a client’s needs, budget and expectations.
 

Research playbook and training

Prior to the start of a project, Lexitas’ Project Manager and Team Leads will meet and work with the client to develop an actual playbook – or, at a minimum, defined guidelines – that the LRO team will use to guide their research, extraction of notable statute content and organization/compilation/reporting of their findings. Comprehensive training sessions, spearheaded by the Lexitas Project Manager, are the next step prior to the project’s launch. The degree to which a client is engaged in these training sessions is dependent upon client preference and complexity of the project.
 

Project Launch

Once the project is launched, as a best practice, Lexitas’ Project Manager will host weekly calls bringing together the client and our Team Leads to discuss the status of the project, any concerns and/or adjustments to research guidance and parameters. If any guidance changes, Lexitas will provide additional training sessions to the Researchers, as necessary.

Reporting requirements will be discussed with the client and can be tailored to specific needs – additional charges may apply.

Lexitas partners with a financial services company for two-year legal research project

As an example of Lexitas’ success in the LRO space, a large, diversified financial services company engaged Lexitas to handle a nearly two-year legal research project involving a state-by-state survey of numerous changes to insurance statutes. At the client’s request, Lexitas and the company’s outside counsel worked hand-in-hand.

Lexitas assembled a team of 20+ researchers who all possessed prior insurance-related legal experience, per the client’s preference. This team was assisted and supervised by a handful of team leads, each of whom possessed higher-level insurance law experience. The team leads, project manager and outside counsel met weekly to discuss project scope, progress, quality control and any outstanding issues. Open communication added to the success of the project and its ability to continue to grow with the client’s expanding national needs.
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