Digital technologies, legal design and the future of the legal profession

Marcelo Corrales, Mark Fenwick, Helena Haapio

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Abstract

Legal Technology—or “Legal Tech”—is disrupting the traditional operations and self-understanding of the legal profession. This chapter introduces the central claim of this book, namely that these developments are having and will continue to have a disruptive effect on the work of lawyers and that adapting to this new operating environment is crucial for legal professionals remaining relevant in an increasingly technology-driven world. The chapter outlines some of the main features of this on-going transformation process, describes some of the pressures it is creating for lawyers, and provides short summaries of the chapters that comprise this collection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerspectives in Law, Business and Innovation
PublisherSpringer
Pages1-15
Number of pages15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

Publication series

NamePerspectives in Law, Business and Innovation
ISSN (Print)2520-1875
ISSN (Electronic)2520-1883

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Law
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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    Corrales, M., Fenwick, M., & Haapio, H. (2019). Digital technologies, legal design and the future of the legal profession. In Perspectives in Law, Business and Innovation (pp. 1-15). (Perspectives in Law, Business and Innovation). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6086-2_1