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"Another benefit of outsourcing legal research and writing on an as-needed basis is cost. Hiring an associate requires a significant investment in both time and money. When you outsource legal research and writing projects, you pay only for the time it takes to complete the project, but when you hire an employee, you immediately add to your fixed expenses. .... Outsourcing is a wise use of your firm’s resources that can increase profitability."
from "Outsourcing Legal Research and Writing Projects," published in "Effectively Staffing Your Law Firm," Jennifer J. Rose, Ed., ABA (2009).
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