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

13 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2019

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John Flood

Griffith University - Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research; University College London; University of Westminster - School of Law; Centre for Blockchain Technologies

Date Written: January 15, 2019

Abstract

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 adviser. 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

JEL Classification: L43, L44

Suggested Citation

Flood, John A., Legal Professionals of the Future: Their Ethos, Role and Skills (January 15, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3315855 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3315855

John A. Flood (Contact Author)

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