LawScribe Announces Inaugural Meeting of the International Association of Outsourcing Professional’s Legal Outsourcing Topic Chapter

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LawScribe, Inc. announced today that the inaugural meeting of the International Association of Outsourcing Professional's (IAOP) Legal Outsourcing Topic Chapter will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 11:00 am EST.

Legal Process Outsourcing is a natural progression in the maturation of outsourcing of back office functions. I expect that LPO will be one of the emerging areas and IAOP, through its chapter, will be a key source of information for those looking to explore it

LawScribe, Inc., based in Los Angeles, with offices in New York and Gurgaon, India, announced today that the inaugural meeting of the International Association of Outsourcing Professional's (IAOP) Legal Outsourcing Topic Chapter will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 11:00 am EST. The topic for the first meeting will be: Legal Outsourcing: 2007 and Beyond. Panelists, which will include leading figures from the legal outsourcing industry, the legal profession, and the business process outsourcing world, will provide an overview of the legal outsourcing marketplace in 2007, as well as examine the entry of business process outsourcing companies into the legal process outsourcing marketplace.

The panel will consider the impact on the legal outsourcing industry of the potential liberalization of the Indian legal market to foreign law firms, as well as provide their predictions and analysis of where the offshore legal marketplace is heading and the impact on the market from the inevitable entry of the wider business process outsourcing community.

“Legal Process Outsourcing is a natural progression in the maturation of outsourcing of back office functions. I expect that LPO will be one of the emerging areas and IAOP, through its chapter, will be a key source of information for those looking to explore it,” said Jag Dalal, IAOP’s Managing Director of Thought Leadership.

Mark Ross, U.K. attorney and LawScribe Director added, "There is a compelling need for collaboration between clients, providers and advisors to address the requirements specific to the emerging legal outsourcing industry. There have been a number of calls from within the industry to bring about self-regulation and internal accreditation and quality standards. I believe that by bringing key stakeholders together through appropriate forums such as the IAOP we can help raise the standards and inspire confidence from within the industry."

IAOP members wishing to attend the meeting should email IAOP’s chapter coordinator at amanda.corbett@outsourcingprofessional.org. If you are not yet a member of IAOP and would like to attend the inaugural meeting, click here to request a guest pass. Information on this and other chapters is available on IAOP’s website http://www.outsourcingprofessional.org or further information about IAOP membership, please contact debi.hamill@outsourcingprofessinal.org.

About LawScribe, Inc: Founded in 2004, LawScribe, Inc. is on of the world's leading Legal Process Outsourcing companies offering innovative, offshore legal support to law firms, corporate legal departments and legal organizations. Kunoor Chopra, a practicing attorney, formerly of Fulbright and Jaworski, LLP is the founder and CEO of the company. For more information visit http://www.law-scribe.com or email Mark Ross at mross@law-scribe.com.

About the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP): The IAOP is the global standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. Customers, clients, providers and advisors alike join IAOP to access its global professional network and to participate in its ongoing investments in process benchmarking, standards development, training and certification. For more information, go to http://www.outsourcingprofessional.org.

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