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Legal Outsourcing Companies in India Now Correcting Grammar of Am Law 100 Firms


Are you an excellent writer and proofreader, but presently unable to break into the Big Law world in the U.S.? Then get yourself over to India, where legal process outsourcing companies reportedly have found a new niche: correcting the grammar of U.S. attorneys.

The August issue of the ABA Journal magazine reports that Indian LPOs have gotten so proficient at drafting and grammar that they are now being hired to edit the work of U.S. lawyers for grammar and style. "Man bites dog," as the Law Without Borders blog put it. Russell Smith, who helped start the Indian LPO firm SDD Global Solutions, says his company was recently hired to "to edit the work of lawyers involved in a Hollywood lawsuit at an Am Law 100 firm in Los Angeles."

Smith says he is not surprised, as he believes "lawyers at some U.S. firms do not have time to conduct or participate in similar training, and are either too busy or under too much cost pressure to take the time to do a perfect or near-perfect job.” He also chides that “high-quality, effective English writing has been out of fashion in the U.S. for decades.”  Ooof.

Posted by Bruce Carton on July 28, 2010 at 12:20 PM | Permalink | Comments (9)


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