This had to happen. Offshore outsourcing has come to engineering, radiology, call centers, technical support, R and D. Why should law be exempt? And needless to say, I disagree with this post: http://www.morepartnerincome.com/blog/_archives/2006/10/25/2444682.html It's been a while, but I have done the grunt work that partners farm out to associates. It's extremely structured, and very detail-oriented. There are not that many judgment calls, especially when you're reviewing documents (like, truckloads of them) or doing legal research. Your job is to avoid missing anything, basically, and to touch all the bases.