"The Future of Lawyers" - Richard Susskind OBE

Professor Richard Susskind, OBE
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
University of Illinois College of Law

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Professor Richard Susskind OBE is a featured speaker of the Paul M. Van Arsdell, Jr. Memorial Lecture on Litigation and the Legal Profession.

Susskind is an author, speaker, and independent adviser to major professional firms and to national governments. His main area of expertise is the future of professional service and, in particular, the way in which the IT and the Internet are changing the work of lawyers. He has worked on legal technology for over 30 years. He lectures internationally, has written many books, and advised on numerous government inquiries.

Since 1998, Susskind has been IT adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England. In 2003, he was appointed by the Cabinet Office as chair of the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information, a position he held until 2008. Susskind is president of the Society for Computers and Law and is chair of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute where he is also a visiting professor. He also holds professorships at UCL, Gresham College, London, and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

Susskind has a first class honours degree in law from the University of Glasgow and a doctorate in law and computers from Balliol College, Oxford. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the British Computer Society, and was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Millennium New Year's Honours List for services to IT in the Law and to the Administration of Justice.