Indian Legal Researchers Looking Over Their Shoulders for Outsourcing Competition

An interesting story by Rupesh Janve out of T.N. Ninan’s Business Standard today India needs to hone legal process outsourcing skills

India may lose out to low-cost countries like the Philippines, Malaysia and China that are providing legal research services to US-based organisations.

Nearly 750 professionals, for instance, are involved in legal processes outsourcing (LPO) in the Philippines as compared to 1,750 in India. Moreover, while the number is expected to grow to only 7,000 by 2010 in India, in the Philippines, the LPO market is expected to accomodate 10,000 professionals by 2010, according to analyst figures.

10,000 Filipino lawyers doing North American legal research – in only 4 years.

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