The Connected Lawyer: The Evolving 'Operating System' of the Networked Professional
The Connected Lawyer: The Evolving "Operating System" of the Networked Professional, 37 Fordham Int'l L.J. 84 (2013), Available at: https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/ilj/vol37/iss1/13
18 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2021
Date Written: 2013
The legal profession must prepare for generations of networked law students and attorneys who demand interaction with a professional system in the same way they experience connection in their social system. As technology evolves, new professionals will expect more autonomy and control over their interactions. The central thesis of this Essay is that technology allows greater control of an individual’s professional interactions, and this control can provide a benefit, but devices of connection can also serve as a barrier to the authentic experiences that provide professional learning and innovation.
Keywords: Law and Technology
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