Readership: Law students, practising lawyers, judges and law teachers internationally.
Richard Susskind, OBE; Honorary Professor, Faculty of Laws, University College London; Visiting Professor in Internet Studies, Oxford Internet Institute; Emeritus Law Professor, Gresham College; IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England; 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 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.
"This is a book that should be read by all lawyers, judges and academics, but above all by students of law, for it is their future about which he writes an intensely stimulating book that is well worth careful study." - Sir Philip Bailhache, The Jersey & Guernsey Law Review
"This concise book is a compelling glimpse into the near-future of legal services, and provides invaluable information for tomorrow's lawyers." - Colman Candy, Irish Times
"Susskind has a knack for taking complex and complicated issues and making them simple and easy to understand. He has a clear message for in-house lawyers: the
legal world is changing; law firms are changing; and law departments must change as well. This book is worth reading - it will make you think. And, hopefully help you prepare for the future. After all, law departments must adapt to the changes going on around us." - Fred Krebs, Canadian Lawyer Magazine
"Tomorrows Lawyers is a worthwhile read for anyone involved in legal services and education, particularly if you have not read Susskind's previous books." - Joanna Goodman, The Law Society Gazette
"Far and away the best analyst and predictor of the evolution of the legal marketplace is Richard Susskind, the U.K.-based academic and futurist.
If you're in any kind of management or leadership role in law (or you just care about your own career), I would say it's a prerequisite to read Tomorrow's Lawyers." - Paul Lippe, ABA Journal
PART ONE: RADICAL CHANGES IN THE LEGAL MARKET
1: Three Drivers of Change
2: Strategies for Success
3: Commoditizing the Law
4: Working Differently
5: Disruptive Legal Technologies
PART TWO: THE NEW LANDSCAPE
6: The Future for Law Firms
7: The Shifting Role of In-House Lawyers
8: The Timing of the Changes
9: Access to Justice and Online Legal Services
10: Judges, IT, Virtual Courts, and ODR
PART THREE: PROSPECTS FOR YOUNG LAWYERS
11: New Jobs for Lawyers
12: Who Will Employ Young Lawyers?
13: Training Lawyers for What?
14: Replacing the Old Training Ground
15: Questions to Ask Employers
16: The Long-term