Tomorrows Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future

Paperback | December 20, 2012

byRichard Susskind

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Tomorrow's Lawyers predicts fundamental and irreversible changes in the world of law. For Richard Susskind, best-selling author of The End of Lawyers?, the future of legal service will be neither Grisham nor Rumpole. Instead, it will be a world of virtual courts, Internet-based global legalbusinesses, online document production, commoditized service, legal process outsourcing, and web-based simulated 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 allwho want to modernize 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 the 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, and the coming of virtual hearings and online disputeresolution. The third 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 is the essential introduction to the future of law for those who want to succeed in the rapidly changing legal landscape.

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Tomorrow's Lawyers predicts fundamental and irreversible changes in the world of law. For Richard Susskind, best-selling author of The End of Lawyers?, the future of legal service will be neither Grisham nor Rumpole. Instead, it will be a world of virtual courts, Internet-based global legalbusinesses, online document production, commo...

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 tr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.01 inPublished:December 20, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionPart 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 Shifting Role of In-House Lawyers8. The Timing of the Changes9. Access to Justice and Online Legal Services10. Judges, IT, Virtual Courts, and ODRPart Three: PROSPECTS FOR YOUNG LAWYERS11. New Jobs for Lawyers12. Who Will Employ Young Lawyers?13. Training Lawyers for What?14. Replacing the Old Training Ground15. Questions to Ask Employers16. The Long-term

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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