The Future of Law: Facing the Challenges of Information Technology

The Future of Law: Facing the Challenges of Information Technology

by Richard E. Susskind, Susskind
     
 

Written by a leading expert on computers and law, this important new book 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

Overview

Written by a leading expert on computers and law, this important new book 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 successfuly adapt to the changes and challenges IT brings.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198260073
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/12/1996
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.97(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 Stathclyde University.

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