If Professor Richard Susskind is correct, the legal profession will soon be dominated by legal knowledge engineers, online dispute resolution specialists, legal technologists, dispute containment, dispute avoidance, and legal health promotions. The profession, he says, will change more in the next two decades than it has in the last 200 years.
And that’s just the beginning.
On Wednesday, Nov. 20, Susskind, an author, speaker, and independent advisor to major professional firms and national governments, will share his vision for the future of the legal profession with lawyers, scholars, and law school students at William Mitchell College of Law.
Richard Susskind on “The future of the legal profession”
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 | 1:30–4:30 pm
William Mitchell College of Law Auditorium
875 Summit Ave., St. Paul, Minn.
Susskind’s view of the legal profession has been shaped by more than 30 years working and studying technology and the law. He’s advised the Lord Chief Justice of England, served as chair of the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information in England, taught and researched at several of the most respected universities in the world, and written several books about the future of the practice of law.
His one-hour lecture, “The Future of the Legal Profession,” will include information from his latest book, “Tomorrow’s Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future.”
Following his presentation, a panel of practitioners from leading law firms, businesses that specialize in technology, and major corporations will offer their ideas and take your questions about the future of legal education.
The event is free and open to the public.
Application will be made for CLE credit.