The Future of Law: Facing the Challenges of Information Technology

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Written by a leading expert on computers and law, this important new book shows exactly why and how information technology (IT) will radically alter the practice of law and the administration of justice.

Beyond automating and streamlining traditional ways of providing legal advice, IT is re-engineering the entire legal process, resulting in legal products and information services whose focus will be dispute pre-emption rather than dispute resolution, and legal risk management rather than legal problem solving. With easy and inexpensive access available, IT will help integrate the law with business and domestic life. This book considers the implications, opportunities, and challenges for all concerned in the information society.

The IT revolution cannot be ignored, and this book is essential reading for all those who would successfully adapt to the changes and challenges IT brings.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The work includes interesting and provocative treatment of the impact of new technologies on law and lawyers....Highly recommended for law students and all members of the bar."—Choice

"The work includes interesting and provocative treatment of the impact of new technologies on law and lawyers....Highly recommended for law students and all members of the bar."—Choice

"The value of the paperback edition of "The Future of Law" is twofold, for it contains not only the visionary words Professor Susskind originally wrote, but also a long and entirely new Preface bringing the book right up to date. In my view it is essential reading for all who wish to see our justice system improved, beacuse I am convinced that the problems of cost, delay and inaccessibility cannot be successfully tackled without taking full advantage of Information Technology." Lord Saville of Newdigate, Chairman of ITAC (Information and Technology Courts Committe) February 1998

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198764960
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 384
  • Lexile: 1530L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Now known as a 'technology wizard', Richard E. Susskind is widely acknowledged in the field of computers and the law. He is a Member of the Board of Management and Consultant to Masons Solicitors, and Visiting Professor of IT Law at Strathclyde University.

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Table of Contents

New substantial preface
Part I: The Current Realities
1. The Poverty of Law
2. The Power of IT
Part II: Understanding the Role of Information Technology in the Law
3. The Leading Applications
4. The Crucial Enabling Techniques
5. Technical Assumptions
Part III: The Impact of Information Technology on the Law
6. The Law as an Information System
7. Business Process Re-engineering and the Law
Part IV: The Management Challenges
8. Thinking Strategically
9. Cultivating the Culture
10. Assessing the Costs and Benefits
Part V: The Future
11. Changing Legal Education and Training
12. Lawyers and the Legal Service of Tomorrow

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