The demand for remote legal talent has emerged, and thanks to the pandemic-imposed hybrid work model, it is rapidly growing into a full-fledged industry. The demand for lawyers, paralegals and legal secretaries has witnessed a surge, and many startups are taking advantage of and benefiting from this.
Thirty one students of LawSikho, the edtech startup that specialises in law, have bagged jobs in national and international firms, with some of them joining as remote workers for firms in the US, Australia and Europe. The rest of the students bagged jobs with national companies including Tech Mahindra, L&T Defence, AARC Partners, White and Brief, HSBC and so on.
A significant 336 candidates bagged jobs, internships and freelance opportunities, despite the growing uncertainty of employment prospects amongst law graduates, law students and lawyers.
Eight students have managed to land part-time/ full-time remote work in international firms such as Alt Legal, Edison Trademark Enforcement (US), WACEO (Brussels), Virtual Law Firm (Philadelphia, USA), Erudite Legal (Melbourne) and Riviere Advocacy group (US).
About 123 learners from LawSikho, who are law students, have obtained internship offers. Of these, 36 are paid internships at law firms such as Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan, Chilana and Chilana Law Firm, HSA Advocates, World Cyber Security Forum, Sharma & Associates, Precept Law Firm, & Nexus Insurance (Dubai).
Not just working lawyers, but even students currently pursuing law have been able to bag gig opportunities. Some have been able to take up freelance work. Almost 107 candidates got work in the advisory, investment, stock and content domains.
Students and fresh law graduates who have yet to hone their law skills have also managed to bag freelance opportunities in non-legal fields such as translation, transcription, content writing, annotation, graphic designing and website development.