Transforming the Law: Essays on Technology, Justice and the Legal Marketplace

Overview

Now available in a paperback edition, law and technology guru Richard Susskind, author of bestselling The Future of Law, brings together in one volume eleven significant essays on the application of IT to legal practice and the administration of justice, including key topics such as knowledge management and the impact of electronic commerce and electronic government. This edition includes a new Preface, in which Susskind puts forward his views on the burst of the dotcom bubble, offers an extension to his Grid to ...

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Overview

Now available in a paperback edition, law and technology guru Richard Susskind, author of bestselling The Future of Law, brings together in one volume eleven significant essays on the application of IT to legal practice and the administration of justice, including key topics such as knowledge management and the impact of electronic commerce and electronic government. This edition includes a new Preface, in which Susskind puts forward his views on the burst of the dotcom bubble, offers an extension to his Grid to cover in-house lawyers, and comments on the next big things in this area: e-learning, document assembly, online dispute resolution, e-mail management, and matter-centric systems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199264742
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Susskind has specialized in legal technology for over 20 years and is an independent adviser to global professional firms and to national governments. He has advised on numerous government inquiries and has been IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England since 1998. He holds professorships at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and at Gresham College in London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the British Computer Society, and was awarded an OBE in the Millennium New Year's Honours List for services to IT in the Law and to the Administration of Justice.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition Preface
Part I: Legal Service in the New Economy
1. Legal Electronic Commerce
2. The Client Service Chain
Part II: The Future Of Law
3. The Future of Law Summarized
4. The Future of Legal Practice
5. The Likely and the Possible
6. A Response to Critics
Part III: Expert Systems in Law
7. An Introduction to Expert Systems in Law
8. A Jurisprudential Approach to Expert Systems in Law
9. Expert Systems in Law: From Theory into Practice
10. An Early Case Study in Packaging the Law
PART IV: IT in the Justice System
11. IT in the English Civil Justice System
12. The Electronic Pillars of Justice
13. The Computer Judge: Early Thoughts

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