Legal Outsourcing Guidelines - Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner

Legal Outsourcing Guidelines

December 20, 2012

The Legal Services Board has approved Legal Outsourcing Guidelines to assist all Victorian practitioners engaged in legal outsourcing.  The Guidelines aim to address the inherent risks involved in outsourcing and inform of best practice.

Outsourced tasks such as legal research, due diligence, and document review and discovery potentially involve significant risks to data security, confidentiality, conflict of interest, competence, supervision and insurance. The Guidelines focus on the existing obligations and responsibilities of practitioners and law firms as set out in the Legal Profession Act 2004 and Professional Conduct and Practice Rules 2005, providing recommendations to assist those engaged in outsourcing.  

View the Guidelines on the LSB website.