Digital Technologies, Legal Design and the Future of the Legal Profession

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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 ongoing 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 publicationLegal Tech, Smart Contracts and Blockchain
EditorsMarcelo Corrales Compagnucci, Mark Fenwick, Helena Haapio
Number of pages15
Place of PublicationSingapore
Publication date30 Jan 2019
ISBN (Print)978981136085
ISBN (Electronic)9789811360862
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2019
SeriesPerspectives in Law, Business and Innovation

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Law - Legal Tech, Smart Contracts, Cryptocurrency, Legal Design, Legal Profession

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