Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Outsourcing Lawyers
In a story about legal jobs being outsourced I found this little nugget:

Although the movement of legal work overseas may result in thousands of job losses in coming years, laws protect lawyers against foreign competitors.

Unless the lawyers in India are licensed to practice in specific states, they will never be able to take over the jobs of American lawyers. source

The question comes to mind: if we require lawyers in other countries to be licensed to practice in specific states, how about if we require the same for steelworkers, autoworkers, garment workers, etc? If unions were still a factor in the American work force, I'll bet we would.