Jun 05, 2020
The End of Lawyers?: Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services
Posted by Richard Susskind

The End of Lawyers is the much anticipated sequel to Richard Susskind s legal best seller of 1996, The Future of Law Ten years on, and half way towards the twenty year vision he set out, Susskind takes stock of progress, introduces vital new emerging technologies, and envisages even radical change to the legal world than before This is a world in which, at least iThe End of Lawyers is the much anticipated sequel to Richard Susskind s legal best seller of 1996, The Future of Law Ten years on, and half way towards the twenty year vision he set out, Susskind takes stock of progress, introduces vital new emerging technologies, and envisages even radical change to the legal world than before This is a world in which, at least in part, legal services are commoditized, IT renders conventional legal advice redundant, clients and lawyers are collaborators under the one virtual roof, disputes are dominated by technology if not avoided in the first place, and online systems and services compete with lawyers in providing access to the law and to justice For the conservative legal adviser, the message is bleak For the progressive lawyer, an exciting new legal market emerges This book continues the author s focus on the effect of advances in information technology upon the law and legal practice, providing fresh perspectives and analysis of anticipated developments in the decade to come In particular, he aims to explore the extent to which the role of the traditional lawyer can be sustained, in the face of the challenging trends in the legal marketplace and the new techniques and technologies for the delivery of legal services.

  • Title: The End of Lawyers?: Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services
  • Author: Richard Susskind
  • ISBN: 9780199541720
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Hardcover
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    The End of Lawyers Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services The End of Lawyers is the much anticipated sequel to Richard Susskind s legal best seller of The Future of Law Ten years on and half way towards the twenty year vision he set out Susskind take

    Phillip Taylor

    WARNING WARNING THE END IS NIGH I m reminded of Blair s treacherous mission for Frank Field think the unthinkable He did and got sacked Susskind is made of different stuff I hope with this rethink on the nature of our legal services.Academic Susskind has been thinking the unthinkable here, too It s worth it after inconclusive attempts by Labour to introduce new packages on legal services, a commission, far too much regulation, and a push me, pull you policy on conditional fee agreements so we do [...]


    Ernest

    This book was interesting and thought provoking Although not for everyone even not for people in the law , the ideas and concepts discussed will affect both lawyers and those who use lawyers While I did not agree with everything the author concluded and proposed, the arguments were persuasively put and were as a result of well measured, considered responses Particular mention must be made of the fact that the author posted chapters and ideas of the text online as he was writing it, to receive i [...]


    Jamie

    This book just felt very dated to me, a sort of prediction mired in obvious observations I assume that the book was groundbreaking ten years ago, but it felt very flat I also felt that many of the author s assumptions about technological innovation lacked deeper reflection What about professionalism What about maintaining client confidentiality What about the challenges of maintaining IT staff to support your twelve new platforms And, the most obvious question to me, how much TIME does all this [...]


    Thomas C.

    I agree that this book was a difficult scholarly read, with reference to application in UK than the US, however, the issues presented are of major importance, and Susskind poses some very interesting queries that all lawyers need to seriously and carefully consider My view after reading the book We must not allow dinosaurs to continue to hold us back On the lighter side I did note that being from Scotland he had to reference single malt scotch at least once, notably toward the end of the book.


    Matt

    A controversial and thought provoking read from the UK The author condenses his 20 years experience into a critique and vision of the modern legal system For the entrenched, old school lawyers the future is bleak For the modern entrepreneurial practitioner, the future holds a bewildering set of challenges and opportunities Not every section will apply to folks with different experience and backgrounds Five stars if the book had provided up to date, American examples Of course the examples were [...]


    Ryan

    I strongly agree with the thesis Susskind puts forth in this book namely, that technology will significantly disrupt the legal industry and that most lawyers are not prepared for this change However, the book itself is a tough read It s both unnecessarily abstract and verbose To be really helpful to its intended audience, I believe the book should be direct, anecdotal, and prescriptive.Again, love the ideas, but the presentation was lacking.


    Michael

    This book will sell my business assuming we re both right.


    Alie

    Mr Susskind helped my dissertation no end, he actually makes the theory of legal practice easily digesible.


    Chad

    Old ideas Nothing new to add This guy is behind the curve when he thinks he is predicting the future.


    Andrew White

    Disappointing A fairly simple set of ideas blown out into far too much detail for me.


    Bryan

    Interesting predictions about the changing model of legal services as technology evolves


    Zeega

    A great book about the future of legal business Richard Susskind in 1990s predicted that in the future lawyers will mostly communicate with their clients via e mail He was correct With this book he is going a step forward and some of his predictions are slowly coming true Although this book is about eight years old it is worth a read for every lawyer or law student.


    Tony Poerio

    Sorting through old books I read this one a few years back, when I was considering law school Interesting read about technology opportunities for innovation in the legal services industry And despite the technical nature, an entertaining read.



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