It counts and some lawyers are very good in what they do. However they may need some more exposure in the following-
Exposure to corporate work culture- LPO's and KPO firms require a very high standard with respect to writing, corporate communication, project management, organization and most importantly working in a deadline oriented environment.
Exposure to laws and legal environment in some foreign countries where the work is outsourced from- Although a lot of laws are similar, interpretation of those laws the legal environment and the legal systems/civil procedure is different. Training helps in bridging this gap.
Exposure to process outsourcing environment and client communication- In an outsourcing firm the work environment is deadline oriented and there are several short deadlines. To fit in this kind of work environment, the lawyer needs to be excellent at corporate communications. Anyone with limited communication ability may not be able to rise fast in this career path. Excellent analytical, reading and writing skills are a must.
Ethics, data security and non disclosure- While working with multinational clients, the attorneys need to sign back to back confidentiality agreements and respect the workplace ethics and policies in place for safeguarding the security of client data. Several times they may need to get background checks done.