Summary of Tomorrow’s Lawyers

An Introduction to Your Future

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Tomorrow’s Lawyers book summary
The legal profession is taking on a new shape.

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The legal profession is usually pretty stable. For decades now, young attorneys could make reliable assumptions about their futures at law firms or in-house legal departments. But according to legal futurist Richard Susskind, the profession of law is about to change fundamentally. During the past 25 years, Susskind’s legal industry predictions have been proven accurate, so his description of likely dramatic future changes for lawyers is credible. getAbstract recommends Susskind’s analysis (some of which is more current diagnosis than future prognostication) to young lawyers, partners and anyone with ambitions in the field of law. Older attorneys and leaders of law firms and in-house legal departments will benefit by considering Susskind’s predictions and making the operational changes needed to stay current.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How and why the legal profession will change in the coming years
  • What young lawyers need to know to stay in the game
 

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Dramatic Changes Ahead
Future legal practice will bear little relationship to the current practice of law or to the patterns of the recent past. This has implications for young lawyers, partners and anyone who has ambitions in the law profession. Older attorneys should heed the changes...
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About the Author

Richard Susskind, president of the Society for Computers and Law, holds professorships at Oxford University, University College London, Strathclyde University and Gresham College. He also wrote The End of Lawyers.


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