End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services

ISBN-10: 0199593612

ISBN-13: 9780199593613

Edition: 2nd 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Richard Susskind
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Description: This work examines the effect of advances in IT upon legal practice, and analyses anticipated developments. It explores the extent to which the role of the traditional lawyer can be sustained in the face of the challenging trends in the legal market and new techniques and technologies for the delivery of services.

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 9/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 358
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

List of Figures
Introduction to the Paperback Edition
Introduction-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
The Path to Commoditization
The evolution of legal service
The pull of the market
Opportunities for innovative lawyers
Some apparent failures explained
Decomposing and multi-sourcing
Two case studies
Trends in Technology
Exponential growth
Information satisfaction
Online community
The Net Generation
Clicks and mortals
Disruptive technologies
Disruptive Legal Technologies
Automated document assembly
Relentless connectivity
The electronic legal marketplace
E-learning
Online legal guidance
Legal open-sourcing
Closed legal communities
Workflow and project management
Embedded legal knowledge
The Future for In-house Lawyers
The asymmetry between lawyers and clients
The Law Firm Grid
The importance of knowledge systems
The Client Grid
Data sharing
Knowledge sharing
The challenge for clients
Resolving and Avoiding Disputes
Reforms and changes
Decomposing dispute resolution
From litigation support to electronic disclosure
Case management and electronic filing
Courtroom technology and judges
Online dispute resolution
Dispute avoidance
Access to Law and to Justice
Redefining access to justice
The building blocks of access to justice
The empowered citizen
Streamlined law firms
A healthy third sector
Entrepreneurial alternative providers
Accessible legal information systems
Enlightened public information policy
Conclusion-the Future of Lawyers
The prognosis
The implications
Bibliography
Index
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