Lawyer Wellbeing in the (Robotic) Face of Technological Change

Felicity Bell, Justine Rogers and Michael Legg, ‘Lawyer Wellbeing in the (Robotic) Face of Technological Change’ in Judith Marychurch and Adiva Sifris (eds) Wellness for Law: Making Wellness Core Business (LexisNexis, 2019)

UNSW Law Research Series No. 20-16

9 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2020

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Felicity Bell

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - UNSW Law & Justice

Justine Rogers

UNSW Law

Michael Legg

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - UNSW Law & Justice

Date Written: November 1, 2019

Abstract

Lawyers have had to make many adaptations to their work practices as technology has advanced. Yet the rate of change continues at a frenetic pace. This chapter considers the impact of new technologies in legal practice on lawyers’ wellbeing. Labour-saving technology promises greater efficiencies, with the potential to free lawyers from routinised and dull tasks, and even the office environment itself. At the same time, in an atmosphere of competition in a diverse and changing legal services market, technology becomes yet another area with which lawyers must contend.

Keywords: wellbeing, technological change, AI, artificial intelligence

Suggested Citation

Bell, Felicity and Rogers, Justine and Legg, Michael, Lawyer Wellbeing in the (Robotic) Face of Technological Change (November 1, 2019). Felicity Bell, Justine Rogers and Michael Legg, ‘Lawyer Wellbeing in the (Robotic) Face of Technological Change’ in Judith Marychurch and Adiva Sifris (eds) Wellness for Law: Making Wellness Core Business (LexisNexis, 2019), UNSW Law Research Series No. 20-16, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3589151

Felicity Bell

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - UNSW Law & Justice ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

Justine Rogers (Contact Author)

UNSW Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

Michael Legg

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - UNSW Law & Justice ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

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