Table of Contents

Research Handbook on Digital Transformations

Research Handbook on Digital Transformations

Research Handbooks in Business and Management series

Edited by F. Xavier Olleros and Majlinda Zhegu

The digital transition of our economies is now entering a phase of broad and deep societal impact. While there is one overall transition, there are many different sectoral transformations, from health and legal services to tax reports and taxi rides, as well as a rising number of transversal trends and policy issues, from widespread precarious employment and privacy concerns to market monopoly and cybercrime. They all are fertile ground for researchers, as established laws and regulations, organizational structures, business models, value networks and workflow routines are contested and displaced by newer alternatives. This Research Handbook offers a rich and interdisciplinary synthesis of some of the current thinking on the digital transformations underway.

Chapter 2: The digital future of the oldest information profession

Ray Worthy Campbell

Subjects: business and management, knowledge management, innovation and technology, innovation policy, knowledge management, technology and ict

Abstract

Digital disruption will have profound effects on law. It will affect the overall way business operates, influencing the way that lawyers interact with clients, and pressing lawyers to adopt emerging business solutions themselves. In addition, it will add a new range of solutions tailored for legal problems, with the potential to help lawyers be more efficient, but also to supplant them through technology-aided paraprofessionals or software alone. As Big Data and artificial intelligence become commonplace, along with embedded controls on behaviour implemented by software, law will face pressure to become more digital friendly, while guarding against potential abuses inherent in vast collections of data and hidden algorithms. Legal education will also face pressure. At one level, it will need to transform how students are educated in order to take full advantage of digital tools. At another level, it will need to broaden the educational mission beyond just lawyers, as technology empowers non-professionals to address legal issues.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Further information