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Outsourcing to India, Three Years Later

by Carolyn Elefant on December 25, 2005 · 8 comments

in Legal Profession Trends, Outsourcing & Hiring

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One of the best things about a weblog is that it gives you proof that you said something first or spotted a trend way back when.  In my case, I first blogged about the outsourcing to India trend in this January 2003 post.  Now, almost three years later, outsourcing continues to grow.  As this article from an Indian newspaper (December 25, 2005) reports:

The revenue from outsourcing of legal services from India is growing every year and is estimated to grow ten times in the next five years from the current level of US dollar 61 million.  In a recently released report ‘Offshoring
Legal Services to India’, ValueNotes, a leading provider of
intelligence and research services, estimated that the sector employs
around 1,800 professionals and expects this to grow to 24,000 by 2010.

The increasing interest in offshore services shows that firms are pressured to keep costs low – and that should be good news for us solo and small firm lawyers, because it may open up new opportunities.

  • http://www.robhyndman.com Rob Hyndman

    Very few people has fastened on the opportunity that this presents to small firms / Solos. I think the leverage opportunity is considerable and spoke about those issues when I was recently interviewed on the topic for an article in Canadian Lawyer. No question that you were and are bang on the money.
    Extracts from the article on my blog:
    http://www.robhyndman.com/2005/12/13/article-on-legal-outsourcing-in-canadian-lawyer-magazine/

  • http://www.robhyndman.com Rob Hyndman

    Very few people has fastened on the opportunity that this presents to small firms / Solos. I think the leverage opportunity is considerable and spoke about those issues when I was recently interviewed on the topic for an article in Canadian Lawyer. No question that you were and are bang on the money.
    Extracts from the article on my blog:
    http://www.robhyndman.com/2005/12/13/article-on-legal-outsourcing-in-canadian-lawyer-magazine/

  • Rob

    I had experience with outsourcing to India at a large multinational company. The work was IP related. To make a long story short, it was not working. I am at a smaller company now in the biotech industry, and the chances of us oursourcing work off shore is zero.

  • Rob

    I had experience with outsourcing to India at a large multinational company. The work was IP related. To make a long story short, it was not working. I am at a smaller company now in the biotech industry, and the chances of us oursourcing work off shore is zero.

  • Arindam Banerjee

    Respected Sir/Madam,
    I am a registered advocate based at Kolkata and practising in Calcutta High Court, eagerly looking forward to execute the legal works which are being out-sourced to India. I would be deeply obliged to you if I can be at your service regarding the same. I am looking forward for the kinds of work which are being stated as follows:-
    1. indexing and scanning documents
    2. Legal Data Process – including converting data from any format to word format
    3. legal transcription
    4. converting physical data into electronic form
    5. to reviewing transcriptional and litigation documents
    6. drafting contracts
    7. research memoranda and due diligence reports
    8. prosecuting patents
    9. surveying laws of various jurisdiction
    9. interpreting and classyfing Court decisions, writing head notes
    10. merger and acquisitions
    11. admistrative works – Wills and Probates
    12. trademark/copyright registration and licensing in India
    13. data entry, data processing
    14. Contract review; amendments and proofing
    15. other miscellaneous legal works which are being outsourced to India
    Thanking you in anticipation
    ARINDAM BANERJEE

  • Arindam Banerjee

    Respected Sir/Madam,
    I am a registered advocate based at Kolkata and practising in Calcutta High Court, eagerly looking forward to execute the legal works which are being out-sourced to India. I would be deeply obliged to you if I can be at your service regarding the same. I am looking forward for the kinds of work which are being stated as follows:-
    1. indexing and scanning documents
    2. Legal Data Process – including converting data from any format to word format
    3. legal transcription
    4. converting physical data into electronic form
    5. to reviewing transcriptional and litigation documents
    6. drafting contracts
    7. research memoranda and due diligence reports
    8. prosecuting patents
    9. surveying laws of various jurisdiction
    9. interpreting and classyfing Court decisions, writing head notes
    10. merger and acquisitions
    11. admistrative works – Wills and Probates
    12. trademark/copyright registration and licensing in India
    13. data entry, data processing
    14. Contract review; amendments and proofing
    15. other miscellaneous legal works which are being outsourced to India
    Thanking you in anticipation
    ARINDAM BANERJEE

  • indiabpoking

    Outsourcing to India is not a bubble. Rest everything in the USA is! The stock market, the housing market everything is a bubble that just pops!!

  • indiabpoking

    Outsourcing to India is not a bubble. Rest everything in the USA is! The stock market, the housing market everything is a bubble that just pops!!

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