With a rather provocative title Richard Susskind's recent book, 'The End of Lawyers?: Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services?', has garnered a little bit of attention in the legal world. Jacquie McNish writing in the Globe & Mail said: "... his futurism is rattling the profession ..."
If you haven't yet had a chance to read his book you might be interested in listening to Susskind speak about his ideas in a lecture he delivered at the Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society last month. He talks about the pressures shaping the market for legal services and the influence of emerging legal technologies.
He also wonders if law schools are preparing law students for work in the digital world? Susskind ends with the question, "should we extend the remit of law schools to include other disciplines such as risk management, project management, legal knowledge management and disruptive legal technologies?"