Rapid City Journal: Paralegal firm brings jobs back from India
January 21, 2012:
Two Rapid City paralegal programs could benefit from the growth of a local firm that is adding legal support services jobs that were previously outsourced to India.
Black Hills IP, LLC, which provides paralegal and other support services to patent and trademark attorneys, has said that it will expand by 25 employees in 2012. It is moving its 30-member workforce to a new service center in the former Northrup Grumman building on Concourse Drive.
The firm began with six employees in September 2010 in Rapid City. Among other things, it provides docketing services to large intellectual property law firms and the in-house legal departments of major U.S. corporations and helps them prepare documents for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Black Hills paralegal firm is growing
January 13, 2012:
A Minneapolis-based paralegal company is opening a new training facility here and beefing up its Rapid City operation to meet the growing demands of law firms that specialize in the field of intellectual property.
Black Hills IP plans to open the downtown Minneapolis office next week and expand its office of 30 in South Dakota by 25 employees over the next year.
The reason for Black Hills' growth? A trend among patent firms to sever their offshore outsourcing arrangements, particularly in India, said Chairman Leon Steinberg.
Pioneer Press: Black Hills paralegal firm opens Minneapolis office
January 13, 2012:
Black Hills IP, a paralegal outsourcing firm, is opening an office in Minneapolis as it takes on more work from intellectual property law firms and corporate legal departments.
The company recently added two new facilities: a service center in Rapid City, S.D., where it is based, and a combination training, service and administration office in the TCF Tower in downtown Minneapolis.
This week alone, the outsourcing firm added four new clients, said Leon Steinberg, chairman of Black Hills.