12000 legal jobs were outsourced in 2004

The US legal industry, according to government data, is worth $184 bln with roughly a mln trained attorneys and about 500,000 support personnel such as paralegals and legal assistants. This year 12,000 legal jobs moved offshore - less than 1% of the total - according to Forrester Research.

The US legal industry, according to government data, is worth $184 bln with roughly a mln trained attorneys and about 500,000 support personnel such as paralegals and legal assistants. This year 12,000 legal jobs moved offshore - less than 1% of the total - according to Forrester Research. By 2015, Forrester predicts the job losses will increase to 79,000, with just over half being attorney positions.

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