Legal process outsourcing companies (LPOs) are making headway as disrupters in the legal industry. With expected year-over-year growth of 32% for the next five years, they represent the fastest-growing segment of the legal market. As a result, a lot of media attention is given to doom-and-gloom stories about offshoring and advancements in technology displacing workers and leading to social and economic upheaval. Although it sounds intimidating, young lawyers would be wise to embrace these changes and use advancements in business process outsourcing and digital solutions to build on their own practice.

In other respects, young lawyers don’t have a choice, because LPOs will likely reduce the number of jobs available overall. So that they can continue to thrive as the legal industry adapts to ever-increasing global flattening, young lawyers should be aware of how LPOs are affecting the industry. By doing so, they can work on developing the necessary skills and focus on managing the client relationship, which cannot simply be outsourced to lower-cost suppliers,  as they move their way up through partnership and firm management ranks.

Why Do LPOs Matter?

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