Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction To Your Future

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Author Susskind, Richard
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Tomorrow's Lawyers predicts that we are at the beginning of a period of fundamental transformation in law: a time in which we will see greater change than we have seen in the past two centuries. Where the future of the legal service will be a world of internet-based global businesses, online
document production, commoditized service, legal process outsourcing, and web based simulation 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 law.

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 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, with 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 new edition has been fully updated to include an introduction to online dispute resolution, Susskind's views on the debates surrounding artificial intelligence and its role in the legal world, a new analysis of new jobs available for lawyers, and a retrospective evaluation of The Future of Law,
Susskind's prediction published in 1996 about the future of legal services.

This is the essential introduction to the future of law for those who want to succeed in the rapidly changing legal landscape.

Table of Contents
1. Three drivers of change
2. Strategies for success
3. Commoditizing the law
4. Working differently
5. Disruptive legal technologies
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
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

Review Quotes
"In Tomorrow's Lawyers, Susskind achieves what very few people attempt and hardly anyone achieves, namely to predict the future in a complex field, in an inspired, credible, and engaging way. Nobody has better credentials to write about the current and future effects of the ongoing electronic
and economic revolution on the rule and practice of law."

--Lord Neuberger, Master of the Rolls

\"Aimed at an audience much in need of optimism, hope and insight, Susskind has produced a concise, readable and thought provoking guide for young lawyers on how to think about their future.\"

--Professor David Wilkins, Harvard Law School

"For years, Susskind has challenged lawyers to reinvent the way we work. Now, in Tomorrow's Lawyers, he presents his clearest picture yet of what the future has in store."

--Hugh Verrier, Chairman, White and Case

\"A must-read for anyone interested in the future of legal services. Insightful, thought provoking and challenging, Susskind has clearly identified the inexorable forces that will drive change.\"

--David Allgood, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Royal Bank of Canada

"Susskind's best book yet, Tomorrow's Lawyers unleashes with explosive energy the disruptive trends liberating the legal industry from centuries of conservatism. An enjoyable read that lights up the future."

--David Morley, Senior Partner, Allen and Overy

Review of The Future of Law: "This book is of immense importance to everyone concerned with the future of the justice system. The opportunities which information technology
ing to the law are difficult for the great majority of lawyers including judges to comprehend. It is vital that we do.
Richard Susskind's remarkable insights should be read by every judge, lawyer, law teacher and law student."

--Lord Woolf

Review of The Future of Law: \"Like so many other fields, the legal field needs some new thinking. This book performs a very valuable service in showing why and how information technology not only makes possible some new thinking but also demands it.\"

--Edwawrd de Bono

Review of Transforming the Law: \"At the intersection of law and information technology - a place of both opportunity and risk - no one sees as clearly, thinks as cleverly, or writes as compellingly as Richard Susskind. Transforming the Law is a masterful guide to this challenging landscape.\"

--Michael Mills

Review of Transforming the Law: \"Professor Susskind has had profound influence on the practice of law in the past decade. These essays provide a good indication of his power of analysis and of the originality of much of his thinking.\"

--Financial Times

Review of The End of Lawyers?: "This book paints a scary future. But as a call to arms, to em
ace the future, it lays down a challenge for lawyers everywhere for we have no birthright, no power to avoid development, to 'freeze the frame'. Susskind makes a most persuasive case that the
'incremental revolution' has already arrived; so join it or be left on the wrong side of the barricades."

--Stuart Popham