Susskind argues that access to justice is as much a matter of dispute prevention as it is of dispute resolution. Just as lawyers, based on their training and experience, are able to identify and avoid legal pitfalls, non-lawyers would also be warned in a just society – where legal acumen is a uniformly distributed resource. You can`t and won`t agree with everything here, but you have to read everything and think about everything. It would be irresponsible (and self-destructive) not to think about the many arguments and examples presented here. – David Maister, Consultant and Author, The Trusted Advisor “Susskind remains today the only writer to put the future of lawyers and the legal professions on the agenda at the highest levels of government, the judiciary, legal institutions, corporations and law firms” – Charles Christian, Editor, Legal Technology Insider In this influential book, Richard Susskind (2008) argues that in a just society, access to justice should be expanded to include legal advice and legal health promotion – legal knowledge should be accessible to all. Richard Susskind discusses the problems faced by law firms, large and small in-house legal teams, legal publishers, educational institutions, and individual lawyers. He has a clear style characterized by personal experience and observation and deep connections within the legal profession. This book should be mandatory reading for anyone who cares about the future of law. – Mark Harding, Group General Counsel, Barclays Legal resolution and dispute resolution are affordable, in practice only for the very wealthy or those entitled to some sort of government support. Susskind asks how the company can extend the availability of legal services to those outside these poles of the financial spectrum. It offers a combination of six building blocks.
The first is to empower citizens so that they can deal with certain legal issues themselves and work more productively with those they advise. This widely acclaimed legal bestseller sparked a tidal wave of debate within the legal profession, hailed by some as inspiration and by others as heresy. Susskind poses a challenge to all lawyers, to all those who work in a professional services environment. He urges them to ask themselves, hands on heart, what elements of their current workload could be executed differently – faster, cheaper, more efficient or of better quality – with alternative ways of working. The challenge for legal readers is to identify their distinct skills and talents, the skills they possess that cannot be abruptly replaced by advanced systems or cheaper labor supported by technology or standard processes, or by laymen armed with online self-help tools. In the new expanded preface to this revised paperback edition, Richard Susskind updates his views on legal process outsourcing, courtroom technology, access to justice, online learning for lawyers, and the impact of the recession on legal practice. It analyzes the four main pressures facing lawyers today (asking less, working differently, adopting technology and deregulating) and uncovers the common mistakes associated with each. And in a whole new way of thinking, Susskind argues that law firms and in-house departments will have four business models to choose from in the future, and he offers new tools and techniques to help lawyers plan for the future. Susskind argues that it is increasingly unlikely that the market will tolerate expensive lawyers for tasks (leadership, consulting, design, research, problem solving, etc.) that can be performed equally or better, directly or indirectly through intelligent systems and processes. As a result, according to the book, the jobs of many traditional lawyers are significantly eroded and often eliminated. Two forces are driving the legal profession toward this scenario: a market push toward commercialization and a pervasive development and adoption of information technology. At the same time, the book foresees new legal jobs that can be very rewarding, even if they are very different from those of today.
The End of Lawyers represents a compelling vision for the future of the legal profession and is a must-see for all lawyers. In fact, this book should be read by anyone whose work touches on law, and it offers plenty of food for thought for anyone working in a professional environment. There is a strange melancholy in Susskind`s latest book on technology and legal practice. The revolution predicted in The Future of Law, Susskind`s offer in 1996, has had 12 years to mature. The world has adapted to e-mail and the Internet; has been exempted from Google; and irritated and/or addicted to Facebook and Twitter. However, a new world of technology professional services has yet to emerge. We still seem far from a revolution in legal advice. Susskind starts with a model it developed in 2000 – the “customer service chain”.
The model suggests that the activity of obtaining legal advice can be represented along a simple life cycle consisting of three processes. – Recognition, selection and service. Read The end of lawyers? Rethinking the nature of legal services (1.1 MB) “Hardcover Review His advice cannot be ignored by lawyers who want to survive the economic turmoil” – Joshua Rozenberg, The Law Society Gazette The recognition is characterized by what he calls a “blatant trigger” – an event that obviously requires formal legal input. However, he notes that lawyers often tell clients that they should have consulted them earlier. It illustrates how clients are often disadvantaged either because they seek legal advice too late or because they miss an opportunity to assert their claims. Richard Susskind OBE, IT Advisor to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales; Honorary Professor and Emeritus of Law, Gresham College, London; Visiting Professor of Internet Studies, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. Jennifer L L Gant and Paul J Omar (eds.), Elgar Corporate Restructuring Handbook, Chapter 25. Some actions can be combined; Others cannot be combined with other offers. For more information, please see the terms and conditions of these promotions. Description of the book Hardcover.
Condition: New. Seller`s Inventory # Abebooks77036 These eBooks can only be used by recipients in the United States. Exchange links and e-books cannot be resold. “Anyone who wants to understand where the profession was and where they are going should read the book” – Jonathon Groner, www.freedman-chicago.com. To calculate the total number of stars and the percentage distribution per star, we do not use a simple average. Instead, our system takes into account things like updating a review and whether the reviewer purchased the item on Amazon. It also analyzed reviews to check for reliability. This title is available as an e-book. To buy, visit your favorite e-book provider. “I think Susskind has made a great start in opening the debate” – Phillip Taylor, The Barrister.