The Rise of ALSPs

J.B. Ruhl
Lawyers in traditional practice settings will increasingly be asked to work alongside alternative legal services providers.

Lawyers in traditional practice settings will increasingly be asked to work alongside alternative legal services providers.

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The Post-Normal Times is a column that follows trends in the legal industry, legal technologies, legal innovation, and access to legal services and offers insights into how new lawyers can turn them from agents of change into agents of opportunity. 

In March 2018, the General Electric Company (GE) contracted to have UnitedLex deploy its technologies and professionals to serve GE in 180 countries across several realms including legal operations, litigation support, investigations, e-discovery, forensics, and document review. The companies reported that the arrangement will reduce GE’s legal spend by 30 percent—about $40–$50 million annually—and will allow GE to redeploy up to 75 lawyers, some of whom will be transitioning to become UnitedLex employees.

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