Special Correspondent

TIRUCHI: Requirements in outsourcing for the United States in the field of law are not likely to be affected in any way by the policies of President Barack Obama, Builders’ Association of India (BAI) president A. K. Yussouf said.

It is the nature of the field of law, increasing requirements directed by variety of litigations and emerging new needs that determine outsourcing in law rather than Governmental policies, Mr. Yussouf said while inaugurating an introductory seminar on Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) organised by the Tiruchirapalli Productivity Council (TPC) in the city recently.

Legal talent

Mr. Yussouf emphasised that with the availability of legal talents in India, time zone advantage between the US and India and similarity of legal systems between the countries besides possibilities of cost reduction while doing legal work through outsourcing in India, the scope for LPO is more at the present and will continue for several years in the future.

Raja Mutthirulandi, honorary Secretary General, TPC, while explaining the purpose of the seminar, pointed out that Tiruchi was an ideal location for establishing LPOs- both for generation of job opportunities among lawyers, law students and those qualified in law but working in different capacities as well as for entrepreneurs.

The existence of Government Law College, a University in Thanjavur district offering law courses and the presence of a good number of advocates are potentials that could be profitably tapped for establishing successful LPO ventures in this region.

Participants requested the Council to explore possibilities of organising appropriate training programmes at Tiruchi for LPO job aspirants so that high costs prevailing at metros and requirement of stay outside Tiruchi could be cut.

Chenthilkumar, General Manager, Lawwave, Chennai and his team explained the training offered by them.

S. Sridharan, Chairman, TPC presided.

If a minimum of 25 participants come forward to undergo training, it could be offered at Tiruchi with the help of Productivity Council and at a lower cost.