Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Legal Professionals of the Future: Their Ethos, Role and Skills


(Thanks to Persuasive Litigator)

I have put up a new paper on SSRN titled, "Legal Professionals of the Future: Their Ethos, Role and Skills". It is part of a new collection being edited by Professor Michele DeStefano and Dr Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna, New Suits: Appetite for Disruption in the Legal World, to be published by Stampfli Verlag this year.

The abstract reads: The paper examines the nature of professionalism and knowledge that underlie the legal profession and others. I argue that despite the huge effects and consequences of automation, lawyers will always have a role as counselor and trusted advisor. This is embedded in the nature of professionalism, which means lawyers' tasks and roles can't be simply decomposed into sets of tasks as put forward by Susskind.

Keywords: lawyers, ethos, automation, AI, Blockchain, profession, professionalism



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