SQ Global Solutions Welcomes the ABA's Formal Endorsement of Legal Process Outsourcing

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SQ Global Solutions welcomes the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility's release of Formal Opinion 08-451, which explicitly endorses outsourcing legal services overseas.

SQ's long-standing commitment to quality and security facilitates our clients' compliance with the guidelines stated in the opinion. Additionally, India's common law legal system and rigorous legal education requirements are entirely consistent with the factors the opinion references in regard to outsourcing legal services outside the U.S.

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SQ Global Solutions, a joint venture between Strategic Legal Solutions, a leading U.S.-based temporary legal staffing company, and QuisLex, a pioneer in the offshore legal services industry, welcomes the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility's release yesterday of ''Formal Opinion 08-451: Lawyer's Obligations When Outsourcing Legal and Nonlegal Support Services,'' which explicitly endorses outsourcing legal services overseas.

"We are pleased that the ABA has effectively stated what we have been telling our clients from the start - that outsourcing is acceptable as long as the lawyers outsourcing the work do so in a manner consistent with their existing ethical obligations," states Jay B. Horowitz, Chief Executive Officer of SQ Global Solutions.

"SQ's long-standing commitment to quality and security facilitates our clients' compliance with the guidelines stated in the opinion. Additionally, India's common law legal system and rigorous legal education requirements are entirely consistent with the factors the opinion references in regard to outsourcing legal services outside the U.S.," states Andrew D. Goodman, SQ Global's Executive Director of Litigation Services.

The ABA's ''Formal Opinion 08-451: Lawyer's Obligations When Outsourcing Legal and Nonlegal Support Services'' also establishes the ethical framework for lawyers who seek to outsource legal services, and can be obtained from http://www.abanet.org/cpr/pubs/ethicopinions.html .

About SQ Global Solutions:
SQ Global Solutions is a joint venture between QuisLex, a premier provider of offshore legal services in India, and Strategic Legal Solutions, a leading U.S.-based legal staffing firm. SQ Global works with our clients to provide unique, high quality, cost-effective solutions in a secure environment for all their legal needs, including high volume, labor intensive projects such as large-scale document reviews. Our client list includes major U.S. law firms, financial institutions, and Fortune 500 companies. For more information, please visit http://www.sqglobalsolutions.com .

Media Contact:
Eric Thorner
212-944-9112
erict@sqglobalsolutions.com
http://www.sqglobalsolutions.com

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