With outsourcing catching up even in the law industry, legal process outsourcing (LPO) companies are now bagging a large number of graduates. While LPOs may be garnering more interest among graduates, law firms continue to bag the best as students still go for litigation or join corporate law firms. LPO firms prefer to hire younger legal talent, whether fresh or a few years out of Indian law schools. There is a rising trend of students opting for LPOs and given the potential of LPO, law firms are no more the preferred destination for fresh law graduates looking for jobs.
The LPO industry which is expected to touch $1.2 billion over the next five years is also dogged with the employability gap problem.
Source: The Hindu Business Line