Professor Richard Susskind OBE—author of Tomorrow’s Lawyers, The Future of the Professions, and Online Courts and the Future of Justice—has been writing about the future of the legal industry for decades. Now that a somewhat dystopian version of that future has arrived, Richard is again looking ahead to understand where legal is going and how it might get there.
In this episode, Richard and Clio CEO Jack Newton share a fascinating back-and-forth about the ways law firms are currently reacting to COVID-19, how they should be reacting, and how long it might take for “normal” to return.
Professor Richard Susskind OBE is the world’s most cited author on the future of legal services. He is President of the Society for Computers and Law, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute, and has been Technology Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales since 1998. In the 1980s, he wrote his doctorate on law and artificial intelligence at Balliol College, Oxford. His work has been translated into 15 languages and he has been invited to speak in over 60 countries. He has written ten books, including The Future of Law (1996), The Future of the Professions (2015, with D Susskind), Tomorrow’s Lawyers (2nd edition, 2017) and Online Courts and the Future of Justice (2019). He is the founder of Remote Courts Worldwide.