Jai Ho!

So there you are, a young, unemployed lawyer (or old) with no job, a mountain of debt and no prospects.

For $100,000 U.S. dollars, which country is hiring U.S. lawyers?

If you guessed India, you’re right, at least according to an interesting story in the National Law Journal http://www.law.com/jsp/law/international/LawArticleIntl.jsp?id=1202432216040&src=EMC-Email&et=editorial&bu=LTN&pt=Law%20Technology%20News&cn=20090714&kw=India%20Beckons%20to%20U.S.%20Lawyers.

A group of outsourcing companies, including Mindcrest, Pangea3, and SDD Global Solutions are actually hiring U.S. lawyers and paying between $60,000 to $200,000. Indian lawyers are paid between $30,000 and $65,000. The available jobs generally entail managing English-speaking Indian professionals who perform legal tasks for cheap. Twenty-four posts are reportedly open for contract matters sent by firms (Kirkland & Ellis) and corporations (General Electric).

The line forms just past the elephant ….

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