BOOK FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER

Name: The Future of Law: Facing the Challenges of Information Technology

Author: Richard Susskind

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Book Summary: This book demonstrates that the future of law is digital. The author shows how and why Information Technology is radically altering and will continue to alter the practice of law and the administration of justice.
Susskind’s message to lawyers remains stark: in order to guarantee a stake in the legal system of the future, they must adapt their working practices or die.
His message for everyone else is empowering: people can now demand radically improved legal services, and if lawyers cannot provide them, many others will.

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LEGAL MARKETING 101

A lot of practicing lawyers often do not pay attention to the business development aspect of running their firm. Nowadays, It is no longer sufficient to set up a law firm with a small and modest sign board, and then expect clients to somehow find you. It now takes a lot more than that to let clients know you exist and will do an excellent job. As a lawyer, legal marketing entails connecting with your prospective clients on their terms, earning their trust and having them see you as someone who can help them when they need help.
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BOOK FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER

Name: Innovation, Policy, and Law

Author: Christopher Arup

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Book Summary: This book illustrates the connections between innovation, policy, and law and shows the ways in which the law can work as a key instrument of innovation policy.
It considers the ways in which the law has accommodated innovation, and the ways in which a legal framework for facilitating and managing new technologies has developed.
As well as canvassing broad theoretical issues, the book presents a number of case studies relating to intellectual property, competition and trade, and government sponsorship and entrepreneurship.

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BOOK FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

Name: The Future of the Professions

Author: Richard Susskind & Daniel Susskind

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Book Summary: This book predicts the decline of today’s professions and describes the people and systems that will replace them. In an Internet society, according to the authors, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, consultants, lawyers, and many others, to work as they did in the 20th century.
The book explains how ‘increasingly capable systems’ – from telepresence to artificial intelligence – will bring a fundamental change in the way that the ‘practical expertise’ of specialists is made available in society.

The authors challenge the ‘grand bargain’ – the arrangement that grants various monopolies to today’s professionals. They argue that our current professions are antiquated, opaque and no longer affordable and that the expertise of the best is enjoyed only by a few. In their place, they propose six new models for producing and distributing expertise in society.

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CLOUDSIDE CHAT WITH TECHLAWYERED SERIES: ISSUE 6

Unique Oliver is a final year law student at the University of Ibadan. He has a keen interest in Intellectual Property and Technology law. He is currently working towards applying his knowledge of these areas of law in the Entertainment and Tech Industry.
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