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The End of Lawyers? (häftad)

The End of Lawyers?

Rethinking the nature of legal services

Häftad Engelska, 2010-09-16
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This widely acclaimed legal bestseller has ignited an intense debate within the legal profession. It examines the effect of advances in IT upon legal practice, analysing anticipated developments in the next decade. It urges lawyers to consider the sustainability of their traditional role.
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    This widely acclaimed legal bestseller has provoked a tidal wave of debate within the legal profession, being hailed as an inspiration by some and as heresy by others. Susskind lays down a challenge to all lawyers, and indeed all those in a profes...

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Jonathon Groner, Anyone who wishes to understand where the profession has been and where it is going shoudl read the book

Joshua Rozenberg, The Law Society Gazette Review from hardback edition His advice cannot be ignored by those lawyers who want to survive the economic turmoil

Phillip Taylor, The Barrister I feel Susskind has made an excellent start by opening up the debate'

Bruce MacEwen, Adam Smith Esq The End of Lawyers is a fascinating and timely book

Patrick McKenna This book is addictive! Susskind has done it again with an extremely engaging blend of advice.

Patrick McKenna I believe anyone working in a professional service form could find useful examples of what can be accomplished in their own profession, throughout this book

Lord Saville of Newdigate, President of the Society for Computers and Law Richard Susskind's predictions of 1996, in The Future of Law, can now be seen to be coming to pass. I am confident that those in this new work, where he looks even further into the future, will likewise come to pass, given the extraordinary depth of knowledge, analysis and reasoning he has brought to bear and which this book demonstrates on every page

Mark Harding, Group General Counsel, Barclays Richard Susskind speaks to the issues facing law firms big and small, in-house legal teams, legal publishers, training establishments and individual lawyers. He has a lucid style informed by personal experience and observation and deep connections within the legal profession. This book should be compulsory reading for all who care about the future of the law.

David Maister, consultant and author, The Trusted Advisor If you don't quickly absorb what Susskind has to say, you'll already be behind in adapting to the modern legal profession, in-house as well as private practice. You can't and won't agree with everything here, but you must read it all and think about it all. It would be irresponsible (and self-destructive) to avoid reflecting on the voluminous arguments and examples presented here.

Charles Christian, editor, Legal Technology Insider Susskind remains the only the writer today who can put the future of lawyers and the legal professions on the agenda at the highest levels of government, the judiciary, the legal institutions, major corporations - and law firms

Dov Seidman, Chairman and CEO, LRN, and author, HOW In The End of Lawyers?, Richard Susskind brilliantly and passionately shows us how to think about practising law in the 21st century. The book's inspirational outlook and yet practical approach make it a must-read for any lawyer aspiring to achieve professional success and make a difference for his or her clients.

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<br>Richard Susskind is an author, speaker, and independent adviser to international professional firms and national governments. His views on the future of legal service have influenced a generation of lawyers around the world. He has written numerous books, including The Future of Law (Oxford, 1996) and Transforming the Law (Oxford, 2000), and has been a regular columnist at The Times. He has been invited to lecture in over 40 countries, and has addressed legal audiences (in person and electronically), numbering more than 200,000. Richard is Honorary and Emeritus Law Professor at Gresham College, London, Visiting Professor in Internet Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University, and IT adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. He holds a doctorate in law from Balliol College, Oxford, and is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was awarded an OBE in 2000 for services to IT in the Law and to the Administration of Justice. <br>


Introduction; 1. The beginning of the end; The challenge for lawyers; Four thoughts; A journey; The Future of Law; Progress over the last decade; The flow of this book; 2. The evolution of legal service; The path to commoditisation; The pull of the market; Shedding light on various conundra; Decomposing legal service; Resourcing the evolution; Two case studies; 3. Trends in technology; Exponential growth; Information satisfaction; Community and collaboration; The net generation; Clicks and mortals; Disruptive technologies; 4. Disruptive legal technologies; Document assembly; Online community; e-learning; Personalised alerting; The electronic market; Online legal guidance; Embedded legal content; 5. The client grid; The asymmetry of lawyers and clients; The law firm grid; The client grid; Three possible models; Meeting clients' challenges; The role of clients; 6. Resolving and dissolving disputes; Litigation support revisited; Electronic disclosure; Electronic filing; Case management; Online dispute resolution; Dispute avoidance; 7. Access to law and to justice; Public information policy; Critique; Current systems; Promulgation; A law unto itself?; AFTERWORD