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'Is LPO a good option for me?'

The last three weeks we have received hundreds of career queries from our young readers. Words of appreciation, words of encouragement and questions galore. Which institute to go to? What’s the course fee like? What salary to expect? On the last week of Hot Careers we try to answer some of these questions with the help of experts.

delhi Updated: May 21, 2008 02:11 IST

The last three weeks we have received hundreds of career queries from our young readers. Words of
appreciation, words of encouragement and questions galore. Which institute to go to? What’s the course fee like? What salary to expect? On the last week of Hot Careers we try to answer some of these questions with the help of experts.

Diljeet Titus, founder & senior member of Titus & Co. Advocates answers LPO-related questions
Q) I read the article on KPO/LPO which was published in Hindustan Times dated (May 13, 2008). I am a lawyer. And though I am quite experienced I do not have any experience of working in an LPO. What should I do?
— Anuradha Rustagi

A) Anuradha, no prior specialised training or experience is required to get a job in a KPO/LPO. Your understanding of law and legal concepts will suffice. However, your experience of working as a lawyer will surely help you in getting a job in the legal research, contract drafting and document review segments of the LPO industry. Look at your current earnings and review what is offered to you by the LPO — you could negotiate a good compensation package for yourself.

Q) I am 31 years old and working in the High Court. I have done MCom from Annamalai Univ. and MBA from Symbiosis Centre of Distance Learning. Currently I am pursuing LLB (Final year) from Delhi University. Is LPO a good option for me?
— Chander Shekhar
A) Chander, I believe that with an educational background as yours, LPO is a good option. Typically an LPO is divided among teams who perform specific tasks assigned to them and the management of these teams is an important factor. Therefore, working in an LPO is not only about good lawyering skills, but how well you manage your team and service the client. Your educational background will not only help you get a job but will also assist your growth in the LPO industry.

Q) I am pursuing a five-year law course from D.E.S law college, Pune. Can I start my career with an LPO or do I need to practice law first?
— Faran Khatani

A) Faran, you can start you career working with a LPO. There is no requirement to practice law first and thereafter seek a career in an LPO. All that is required is a good understanding of law and legal concepts to pursue a career in the LPO industry. I believe the earlier you start the better.