The Canadian Bar Association has invited legal futurist, Richard Susskind, to speak at a the Canadian launch of his new book The End of Lawyers: Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services. The event will take place at the National Club on February 11. Anyone can register here.
His argument in a nutshell: lawyers have become too expensive, which is why the market will turn to those who can provide legal service at much lower rates thanks to technology and commoditization. Those who are most innovative in finding new ways to delivering legal services will reap the rewards.
You can read the first chapter of Susskind’s book on the CBA’s website.