The Bar Association of Sri Lanka, (BASL) in collaboration with the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) will be holding an international conference on Legal Process Outsourcing in partnership with the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA).
“The Conference on the theme ‘Outsourcing versus Restructuring’ is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 9th and Friday, 10th February, 2012 at the Ivy Room, Cinnamon Grand and is intended to create awareness about Sri Lanka as a preferred destination of choice for Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO), which is one of the objectives of the Forum called the Legal Solutions Forum (LSF), established in 2011” BASL President Shibly Aziz, PC said.
He said so while participating at a recent media briefing held in Colombo by BASL and the young lawyers’ largest international association AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats). “The AIJA with the active support of ICTA approached us wanting to have an international conference to popularise Sri Lanka as an outsourcing hub for legal services and we grabbed the opportunity”, the BASL President confirmed. “Thanks to this initiative, not only the lawyers but also the business people and the Government will benefit from the inflow of foreign exchange”, the BASL President explained.
Thanking the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) for its guidance and support for the up-coming seminar the BASL President introduced ICTA Director / Legal Advisor Jayantha Fernando “as one of the leading world authorities on the subject of ICT Law”. Also attending the Press conference were BASL Secretary Mahinda Lokuge, Representative of AIJA Attorney John Wilson and Javed Mansoor.
Speaking briefly at the press briefing Jayantha Fernando said: