From the bestselling author of The End of Lawyers? , this book predicts fundamental and irreversible changes in the legal world and offers essential practical advice for those who intend to build careers and businesses in law. A definitive guide to the future for aspiring lawyers, and all who want to modernize today's legal and justice systems.
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Richard Susskind OBE is an author, speaker, and independent adviser to international professional firms and national governments. He is President of the Society for Computers and Law IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice. He holds professorships at Oxford University, UCL, Strathclyde University, and Gresham College. His work has been translated into more than 10 languages, and he has been invited to speak in over 40 countries.
PART 1: RADICAL CHANGES IN THE LEGAL MARKET; 1 Three drivers of change; 2 Strategies for success; 3 Commoditizing the law; 4 Working differently; 5 Disruptive legal technologies; PART TWO: THE NEW LANDSCAPE; 6 The future for law firms; 7 The role for in-house lawyers; 8 The timing of the changes; 9 Access to justice and online legal services; 10 Judges, IT, and virtual courts; 11 Online dispute resolution; 12 'The Future of Law' revisited; PART THREE: PROSPECTS FOR NEW LAWYERS; 13 New jobs for lawyers; 14 Who will employ young lawyers; 15 Training lawyers for what?; 16 Replacing the old training ground; 17 Questions to ask employers; 18 Artificial intelligence and the long term
"...all members of the legal profession and those thinking of joining should read this book very carefully because the subject-matter will not be going away for any of us."-Phillip Taylor, MBE,The Barrister As Susskind has pointed out for more than 20 years now, technology is having a profound effect on the world around us. Lawyers who fail to acknowledge this fact and adapt accordingly will undoubtedly pay the price. Don't be one of those lawyers. Educate yourself about the changes, their impact, and then do everything you can to adjust course. If you feel overwhelmed by the prospect and aren't sure how to go about it, never fear, I've got some advice for you: buy this
book. It's a great place to start. * Nicole Black, Law Technology Today *
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