Encouraged by the style of the work and its growth prospects, the graduates are hoping to feel the future benefits of starting a grassroots enterprise in an as-yet untested area.
Interviewed on OneIndia business news, Ajay Shukla, a lawyer and part of the new LPO scene, said: 'Basically, it's good for young lawyers. If a fresher passes out of college, he gets a handsome amount and he can work for five to eight hours a day – so the potential is very high. Currently the industry is worth 2.5 billion rupees and by 2010 it may rise to 200-250 billion dollars, which is a very huge potential.'
Fellow Rajasthani lawyer and LPO practitioner, Bhuvnesh Jain, agrees: 'This [sector] is lucrative because in the legal field in India, we don't have so much work, so people are going towards this LPO [trend] for many purposes. It is also a glamorous job and it involves chamber work for which we don't have to go outside.'
If current predictions remain on track, by 2010 India will receive up to 60% of a potential 40,000 outsourced legal posts, most of which will arise from US-related business. While Rajasthan is India's largest state by area, much of it is taken up by a substantial part of the Thar Desert. However, it does have a thriving modern commercial outpost in the form of the state capital, Jaipur.