Richard Susskind

Richard Susskind

Professor Richard Susskind has worked on technology for lawyers since 1981. He holds professorships at Oxford, London, and Strathclyde universities, and has been Strategy and Technology Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England since 1998. He is President of the Society for Computers and Law and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute. He has written 10 books, including the best-sellers, The End of Lawyers (2008), The Future of the Professions (2015, with D Susskind) and Tomorrow’s Lawyers (2nd ed. 2017). His work has been translated into more than 10 languages. He has been invited to speak in over 40 countries, and has addressed more than 350,000 lawyers and other professionals. As Chair of an Advisory Group of the Civil Justice Council in England (2014-2015), Richard was the original architect of the idea of ‘online courts’, whose widespread introduction is now judicial and government policy. He has advised many of the world’s leading law firms and numerous large in-house legal departments. He obtained his first law degree from Glasgow University and his doctorate (in law and AI) from Oxford University in the mid-80s. In 2000, Her Majesty the Queen personally awarded Richard an OBE (an Officer of the Order of the British Empire), for services to IT in the law and to the Administration of Justice.

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Guest Appearances
July 12, 2017
Susskind sees ‘rosy future’ for law—if it embraces technology

Richard Susskind discusses his next book which focuses on technology in the courtroom.

December 14, 2016
The Future Impact of Technology on the Legal Profession

Professor Richard Susskind talks about whether law schools are sufficiently training law students to be the pioneering attorneys of tomorrow.

January 19, 2016
The Future of the Professions: An Interview with Richard and Daniel Susskind

“The question is not can a machine exhibit empathy or judgement but instead for what problems are empathy, judgement, or creativity the solution?” -Richard Susskind After years of writing and thinking about the future of the legal profession, Richard Susskind began to run into legal professionals whose careers are being affected by technology. In addition...

July 8, 2015
How Technology Will Affect the Future of the Justice System

As technology continues to rapidly advance, not only are law firms and solo practices changing, but the justice system itself will embrace convenient technological solutions. Many lawyers are worried about the future of the legal profession and, more importantly, their jobs. While at The Florida Bar 2015 Annual Convention, Adriana Linares interviews keynote speaker Richard...

May 14, 2015
ABA National Summit: Online Dispute Resolution with Richard Susskind

CodeX Fellow Monica Bay interviews keynote speaker Richard Susskind at the 2015 ABA National Summit on Innovation in Legal Services. Susskind discusses using technology for dispute resolution and containment. For example, he describes a project he’s working on in England and Wales that uses online dispute resolution techniques for mediation, negotiation, and even judicial decisions. Tune...

October 22, 2014
Clio Cloud Conference: Richard Susskind on his Keynote Address

Joshua Lenon, lawyer and resident to Clio, interviews Professor Richard Susskind after his keynote address at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Susskind discusses how technology and collaboration benefit small law firms and businesses adopting a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving. Richard Susskind is an author, speaker, and advisor to various firms, governments, and in-house legal departments...

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