A Career in LPO: A Non-Traditional Path for Legal Professionals
Feb 28, 2017
By Derek Drizin
Most people do not attend law school with the end-goal of a career in the Legal Process Outsourcing (“LPO”) industry. In fact, most law students are not familiar with the LPO industry. This is hardly surprising, as the industry as a whole has only begun to garner mainstream attention in the last few years. Moreover, it is a field with which most law professors, law career counselors, and law school alumni do not discuss with students. Instead, the more common conversations in the law school cafeteria are those of clerking for a judge, earning a coveted associate position with a mid to large size law firm, going solo and trying to chart your own way in private practice, making a difference in the criminal justice system as a public defender or prosecutor, pursuing a job in the government to enforce society’s laws and regulations and achieving justice, a military JAG position, or working for a not-for-profit to provide legal aid to those who cannot afford to defend themselves or assert their rights.