Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future 2nd ed
by Richard Susskind
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 legal businesses, 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 all who 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
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 dispute resolution. 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.
“…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***** **
### About the Author
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; IT 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 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.
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