"Upgrading Justice" - SCL Annual Lecture 2016 to be given by Professor Richard Susskind OBE FRSE - Thursday 6 October 2016, London

When: 06/10/2016

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SCL 25th Anniversary Annual Lecture 2016


The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales,
The Right Honourable The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd

Professor Richard Susskind OBE FRSE, President, SCL

Vote of thanks:
Mark O'Conor, Partner, DLA Piper UK LLP, Chair, SCL

Venue: Royal College Of Surgeons, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE.
Registration: 5.30 pm
Lecture: 6 - 7.30 pm
Drinks reception: from 7.30 pm

In 1996, after 15 years of working in computers and law, Richard Susskind published his fourth book – The Future of Law. In that book, he offered a 20-year set of predictions about the way in which IT would change the practice of law and the administration of justice. That same year, he summarised his thinking in the Annual SCL Lecture.

In 2006, ten years later, and half-way through the period of his predictions, Richard gave another Annual Lecture. On this second occasion, he reflected on the 10 years that had elapsed and made predictions about the decade ahead.

To complete the trilogy, SCL has invited Richard to give the 2016 Annual Lecture. We have asked him to assess his original predictions, both those that have come to pass and those that missed the mark, and to discuss the main lessons he has learned. But, more importantly, we have also invited him to look forward once again. At a time when online courts look set to become a reality and online legal guidance a commonplace, and when remarkable progress is being made in artificial intelligence and robotics, we have urged Richard to provide a new set of predictions.

A pioneer in the field of information technology and law, Professor Richard Susskind OBE FRSE is an author, speaker, and independent adviser to international professional firms and national governments. He is IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute and President of SCL.

His numerous books include the best-sellers, The End of Lawyers? (OUP, 2008), Tomorrow's Lawyers (OUP, 2013) and The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts (OUP 2015), his work has been translated into more than 10 languages, and he has been invited to speak in over 40 countries. 

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the SCL Annual Lecture

Administration notes:
Attendance at the SCL Annual Lecture is free of charge for SCL members and £70 + VAT (£84) for non-members. 

To book: Please email sarah.forster@scl.org to book your place and request an invoice if necessary. VAT invoices will be issued to all those paying to attend.

Non-member fees can be paid by cheque (cheques should be made payable to "Society for Computers and Law"), credit or debit card or bank transfer. All invoices for attendance at this meeting must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date or prior to the date of this event whichever is the earlier.

Non-members wishing to join the Society are entitled to membership of the Society valid for 12 months from the date of payment including full access to the content of the SCL web site www.scl.org, 6 copies of the SCL magazine "Computers & Law" plus notification of future SCL events. The cost of an annual SCL membership is £125.00. If you have any queries about SCL membership please contact the SCL office on Tel: 0117 904 1242 or Email: sarah.forster@scl.org

CPD: Under the Solicitors Regulation Authority CPD scheme this lecture is accredited with 1.5 hours CPD.

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