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Author Susskind, Richard E.

Title The end of lawyers? : rethinking the nature of legal services / Richard Susskind.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KL 96.2 SUSS    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-291) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction - the beginning of the end? -- 2. The path to commoditization -- 3. Trends in technology -- 4. Disruptive legal technologies -- 5. The future for in-house lawyers -- 6. Resolving and avoiding disputes -- 7. Access to law and to justice -- 8. Conclusion - the future of lawyers.
Summary "At a time of grave economic uncertainty, The End of Lawyers? predicts a significant new pressures on the legal marketplace and, in turn, great change in the world of legal services. In The End of Lawyers?, Richard Susskind sets a new challenge for all lawyers. He urges them to ask themselves what elements of their current workload could be undertaken more quickly, more cheaply, more efficiently, or to a higher quality using different and new methods of working. He argues that the market is unlikely to tolerate expensive lawyers for tasks that can be better discharged with the support of modern systems and techniques." "He claims that the legal profession will be driven by two forces in the coming decade: by a market pull towards the commoditisation of legal services, and by the pervasvie development and uptake of new and disruptive legal technologies. The threat here for lawyers is clear - their jobs may well be eroded or even displaced. At the same time, for entrepreneurial lawyers, Susskind foresees quite different law jobs emerging which may be highly rewarding, even if very different from those of today."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Practice of law -- Automation.
Lawyers -- Effect of technological innovations on.
Justice, Administration of -- Automation.
Technology and law.
ISBN 9780199541720 (hbk.)
0199541728 (hbk.)