The legal profession, like all others, is changing. As technology continues to interrupt the way we work, some even believe, our profession will cease to exist altogether.
Richard Susskind, renowned author and expert in the future of professional service, is the major proponent of this vision of our future legal workplace.
In his eyes, all industries and professional services are being transformed by technology, so much so, that their relevance and importance is decreasing daily. Susskind believes that professions came to be in order to solve society’s problems – problems that required a specialized knowledge or skill set to solve. However, thanks to the Internet and the capabilities and potential of technology, that knowledge gap is shrinking. Thus, the demand for the skills of today’s professionals are likewise losing traction.
Susskind has written a number of books on the matter, many specifically geared toward the legal profession. His most recent, The Future of Professions, will be the topic of discussion this month at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.
This November, the Chicago law school’s Center For Practice Engagement and Innovation will host Richard Susskind for a two-day event: “Forecasting the Future With Richard Susskind”.
On November 22nd, Northwestern will hold a book signing and lecture with the thought leader. Susskind will present and sign books from 12-1pm that afternoon in Levy Mayer Hall in the Lincoln Hall Room, located at 357 E. Chicago Avenue.
On November 23rd, Susskind will speak from 12-1pm in an interview format moderated by the school’s Dean, Daniel Rodriguez in the Arthur Rubloff Building in Room 150, located at 375 E. Chicago Avenue.
Registration is still open for this upcoming event. However, we recommend you register early because seats will fill up fast. We hope to see you there.