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Tomorrow's Lawyers

An Introduction to Your Future

Second Edition

Richard Susskind

May 2017

ISBN: 9780198796633

240 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

Price: £13.99

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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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.

  • 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

About the Author(s)

Richard Susskind, OBE FRSE DPhil LLB FBCS; Honorary Professor, UCL Law School; Emeritus Law Professor, Gresham College; Law Professor, University of Strathclyde; Chair of Advisory Board and Visiting Professor, Oxford Internet Institute; Strategy and Technology Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales; President of the Society for Computers and Law

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 work has been translated into more than 10 languages, and he has been invited to speak in over 40 countries.

Table of Contents

    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

Reviews

"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

""...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"