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Published: 25 May 2017

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780198796633

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A new practitioner law publication

Tomorrow's Lawyers

An Introduction to Your Future

Second Edition

Richard Susskind

  • The first introduction for young and aspiring lawyers to the new legal landscape and how to succeed in it
  • A revised and updated vision of the future, by one of the world's leading experts whose past predictions for the law have generally come to pass
  • Provides solutions to major concerns within the legal profession, such as diminishing public funding, and explores alternative roles for future lawyers in a world increasingly dominated by IT
  • Identifies new employers for lawyers of the future and equips young lawyers with questions to ask prospective employers

New to this Edition:

  • A new chapter to introduce and discuss online dispute resolution
  • A new chapter to revisit and evaluate The Future of Law - published in 1996, a 20-year prediction about the future of legal services. Exploring what was foreseen, what was not, and, above all, how much the legal world has already changed
  • A new diagram to depict the evolution of legal service with accompanying discussion
  • New examples of disruptive legal technologies, innovation by in-house lawyers, new employers, a new part to introduce new thinking on artificial intelligence, and an overview of the proposed £700 million digitisation of the English courts
  • New analysis of new jobs for lawyers

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