LPO Sector – Grabbing The Opportunity
Legal Process Outsourcing is indeed the buzzword in the outsourcing industry at present. At the same time it has managed to catch the attention of the youth on a lookout for a lucrative career to jet set on to a secure future. However, there still are certain ifs and buts, here and there – causing apprehensions in the minds of the professional / student fraternity, which acts as a deterrent keeping them at bay.
Outsourcing of Legal processes is transforming into one of the most exciting and interesting areas to work in. It involves working on projects related to top of the line legal work outsourced from US and European countries to countries like India – to leverage upon the cost advantage and to tap the abundance of skilled lawyers. It needs greater analytical skills, is more subjective and is critical to the client’s business. LPO work essentially revolves around Legal transcription, Document review, drafting and management, Patent prosecution assistance and Legal research.
The nature of LPO work mostly being research oriented – it requires people to have a right aptitude and attitude for efficient and effective research and drafting. Need is both for experienced people and graduates – right out of college. The industry employs highly professional people and uses their expertise and young graduates – after recruitment, may be trained according to the needs.
The career path may be in either of two directions for a legal professional in LPO framework- Specializing in a single practice like Intellectual property or across different areas like Intellectual property, contracts, research, and transcription and so on. While both are equally rewarding – it depends on what you want from your job – versatility or specialization. LPO sector offers an excellent career outlook and confers the following major benefits:
Quality of work. Strong international affiliations. Great pay. Exposure to International litigation and the global market. Learning by Training. Teamwork.
Ways Of Recruitment
It must be noted that career growth largely depends on an early or timely start. It is essential to capitalize upon the opportunities by starting the detailed search of LPO and application. Normally, most LPO firms follow one or more of the five methods of recruitment:
Referrals through existing employees. Placement agencies (as KPO Consultants). Online websites or job portals. Advertisements in trade-specific publications such as Journals (LPO Watch). Conferences and workshops.
Owing to the downturn scenario in US, more no of companies are turning to India for outsourcing legal work- the demand for skilled professionals is expected to rise. Hence, do not just wait and watch the world past by. Get up and prepare yourself for an excellent work exposure and a challenging career!!
About the Author
The author – Neeraj Parnami – is the Manager-Training & Placements with KPO Consultants, the top consulting company in the Legal Process Outsourcing industry in India and the United States. To learn more about KPO Jobs in India, Jobs in LPOs, LPO Jobs in India, and more – visit www.kpoplacements.com
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