Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future by Richard SusskindTomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future by Richard Susskind

Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future

byRichard Susskind

Paperback | June 8, 2017

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Tomorrow's Lawyers predicts that we are at the beginning of a period of fundamental transformation in law: a time in which we will see greater change than we have seen in the past two centuries. Where the future of the legal service will be a world of internet-based global businesses, onlinedocument production, commoditized service, legal process outsourcing, and web based simulation practice. Legal markets will be liberalized, with new jobs for lawyers and new employers too. This book is a definitive guide to this future - for young and aspiring lawyers, and for all who want tomodernize our legal and justice systems. It introduces the new legal landscape and offers practical guidance for those who intend to build careers and businesses in law.Tomorrow's Lawyers is divided into three parts. The first is an updated restatement of Richard Susskind's views on the future of legal services, as laid out in his previous bestselling works, The Future of Law , Transforming the Law, and The End of Lawyers? . He identifies key drivers of change,such as the economic downturn, and considers how these will impact on the legal marketplace. In the second part, Susskind sketches out the new legal landscape as he predicts it, including the changing role of law firms, and in-house lawyers, with virtual hearings and online dispute resolution. Thethird part focuses on the prospects for aspiring lawyers, predicting what new jobs and new employers there will be, and equipping prospective lawyers with penetrating questions to put to their current and future employers.This new edition has been fully updated to include an introduction to online dispute resolution, Susskind's views on the debates surrounding artificial intelligence and its role in the legal world, a new analysis of new jobs available for lawyers, and a retrospective evaluation of The Future of Law,Susskind's prediction published in 1996 about the future of legal services.This is the essential introduction to the future of law for those who want to succeed in the rapidly changing legal landscape.
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 Strategy and Technology Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice. He holds professorships at Oxford University, UCL, Strathclyde University, and Gresham College. His...
Title:Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction to Your FutureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.57 inPublished:June 8, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: RADICAL CHANGES IN THE LEGAL MARKET1. Three drivers of change2. Strategies for success3. Commoditizing the law4. Working differently5. Disruptive legal technologiesPART TWO: THE NEW LANDSCAPE6. The future for law firms7. The role for in-house lawyers8. The timing of the changes9. Access to justice and online legal services10. Judges, IT, and virtual courts11. Online dispute resolution12. 'The Future of Law' revisitedPART THREE: PROSPECTS FOR NEW LAWYERS13. New jobs for lawyers14. Who will employ young lawyers15. Training lawyers for what?16. Replacing the old training ground17. Questions to ask employers18. Artificial intelligence and the long term

Editorial Reviews

Review of The End of Lawyers?: "This book paints a scary future. But as a call to arms, to embrace the future, it lays down a challenge for lawyers everywhere for we have no birthright, no power to avoid development, to 'freeze the frame'. Susskind makes a most persuasive case that the'incremental revolution' has already arrived; so join it or be left on the wrong side of the barricades." --Stuart Popham