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Digital Technologies, Legal Design and the Future of the Legal Profession

Marcelo Corrales (), Mark Fenwick and Helena Haapio
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Marcelo Corrales: Academia Sinica
Mark Fenwick: Kyushu University
Helena Haapio: University of Vaasa, Business Law

A chapter in Legal Tech, Smart Contracts and Blockchain, 2019, pp 1-15 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract Legal TechnologyLegal technology —or “Legal TechLegal Tech ”—is disrupting the traditional operations and self-understanding of the legal professionLegal profession . This chapter introduces the central claim of this book, namely that these developments are having and will continue to have a disruptive effect on the work of lawyersLawyers and that adapting to this new operating environment is crucial for legal professionals remaining relevant in an increasingly technologyTechnology -driven world. The chapter outlines some of the main features of this on-going transformation process, describes some of the pressures it is creating for lawyersLawyers , and provides short summaries of the chapters that comprise this collection.

Keywords: Legal Tech; Blockchain; Smart contracts; Cryptocurrency; Legal design; Legal profession (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-6086-2_1

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