The Future of Legal Service
By guest speaker Professor Richard Susskind OBE
Monday 11 March 2019
University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ
Reception from 6.15pm - Ivor Crewe Upper Foyer
Lecture from 7.00 pm - Ivor Crewe (Auditorium A)
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Telephone: 01206 872762 / 4736
Essex Law School is delighted to invite you to its Annual Law Lecture on 11 March 2019.
For the past 30 years, a highlight of the legal year has been the Essex Law Lecture, hosted by Essex Law School with the support of the local profession through the Suffolk and North Essex Law Society (SNELS). Previous speakers have included senior judges, the Director of Public Prosecutions, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, directors of NGOs, prominent legal practitioners and Members of Parliament.
A drinks reception will be held in the Ivor Crewe Upper Foyer from 6.15pm. The event will commence from 7.00pm with the award of the Annual SNELS Prizes followed by the lecture.
Event concludes at 8.00pm
Certificate of attendance can be provided to solicitors, please request this at registration.
Event Sponsored by the Suffolk and North Essex Law Society
Guest speaker Professor Richard Susskind OBE, is the world’s most cited author on the future of legal services. He is President of the Society for Computers and Law, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute, and, since 1998, has been Technology Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. He chaired the Online Dispute Resolution Advisory Group of the Civil Justice Council in England and Wales whose proposals on online courts have been adopted as judicial and government policy. Richard work has been translated into 15 languages and he has been invited to speak in over 50 countries. He has written numerous books, including The Future of the Law (1996), Transforming the Law (2000), The End of Lawyers? (2008), The Future of the Professions (2015, with D Susskind) and Tomorrow’s Lawyers (2013, 2017). In the 1980s, he wrote his doctorate on artificial intelligence and the law at Balliol College, Oxford University. He holds professorships at Oxford University, UCL, Gresham College, and Strathclyde University. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the British Computer Society, and an Honorary Bencher at Gray’s Inn, he was awarded an OBE in 2000.