Last week, e-discovery provider Epiq announced that it was implementing a supplemental staffing service called Epiq Counsel, geared toward plugging attorney-sized holes inside of corporate legal departments. And, as organizations continue to struggle with sizable workloads and limited hiring budgets, it’s possible that other providers in the legal space could decide that it makes good business sense to follow in Epiq’s footsteps.

For one thing, the need is definitely in place—especially as corporate legal departments attempt to get a handle on privacy compliance and regulations such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Jared Coseglia, founder and CEO of TRU Staffing Partners, previously told Corporate Counsel that contract workers had emerged as viable alternative to outside counsel or consulting firms.