Sunday, July 20, 2008

ESSENTIAL QUALITIES OF A LAWYER TO BE A PART OF LPO

Lawyers represented that part of the society which was considered intelligent and aware of legislations and capable to fight their cases in court of law. They were expected to be good craftsmen in the court proceedings. However, the qualities of lawyer varied from one part of the society to the other part. The growth of business necessitated the creation of another category of lawyers; such lawyers were supposed to be conversant with laws and had to do all the necessary acts of a lawyer except appearing in the courts. This brought into a different category of lawyers called “Arguing Lawyers.”

A good number of lawyers started looking at their careers in a different arena like Legal Process Outsourcing. The Legal Process Outsourcing industry requires lawyers to have different qualities. A person has to be a law graduate having excellent command over the English language and conversant with the usage and application of legal software’s.

The solicitors outsourcing their work make it mandatory for the service providers in India to employ lawyers for doing the legal work. A person has to be a law graduate in order to take up the legal work being outsourced by law firms and such lawyers need to be trained to work as per the need of the different outsourced assignments. A lawyer working in an LPO deals with a particular category viz. real estate, document matching, immigration, research, preparation of legal notes. Each of these categories requires different training so as to produce qualitative work. The command of English language is not only limited to brilliance in written communication but also excellence in verbal communication. This also requires the ability of recognition and distinction of accents of the English language spoken in the countries from where business is outsourced.
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