Monday, April 23, 2007

LPO Growth: Cause and Effect!

There are two things which keep increasing, first-year associate salaries and size of LPO companies!

First-year associate salaries in the US have hit $150,000 - $160,000, in the UK the situation is no different with salaries touching £66,000 - £69,000. Such an increase taking place at the time when Legal Process Outsourcing is gaining a greater acceptance has one obvious effect: growth in the size of LPO companies and their offerings. Mindcrest, one of the earliest LPO companies in India announced the launch of a new 400-seat facility in the western Indian city of Pune. Pune, by the way, has a large population of law schools and is already a favored IT and manufacturing destination.

I think the fatter pay packages for the associates would surely mean one thing in their job profiles: managing projects using off-shored LPO vendors!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

LPO: San Diego Bar's Ethics Opinion

Nothing very different from the NY Bar's Opinion, message is simple, outsource if you must, but review. And keep your client informed.

It will be interesting to see if any of the Indian bars offer an ethics code for Indian attorneys working in LPO companies.