The implications and consequences of law without lawyers

Nickolas James, Kathrine Galloway, Jackson Walkden-Brown, Michael Guihot, Matthew Burgess, Andrea Perry-Peterson

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Abstract

Accepting that at least some legal services will no longer be delivered by lawyers, a
panel of legal academics and practitioners will discuss and debate the implications
and consequences – both positive and negative – of the absence of human lawyers
for clients, for the legal system, for the rule of law, for justice, for the wider
community, and for lawyers and law students.

Accepting that at least some legal services will no longer be delivered by lawyers, a
panel of legal academics and practitioners will discuss and debate the implications
and consequences – both positive and negative – of the absence of human lawyers
for clients, for the legal system, for the rule of law, for justice, for the wider
community, and for lawyers and law students.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2017
EventLaw Without Lawyers: Centre for Professional Legal Education Symposium - Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 19 Oct 201719 Oct 2017

Conference

ConferenceLaw Without Lawyers
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period19/10/1719/10/17
OtherIt has been predicted that emergent technologies such as artificial intelligence, ‘lawbots’, smartcontracts, automated dispute resolution services and the like will soon replace human lawyersin the delivery of some, most or even all legal services. How persuasive is this claim, and if itdoes have merit, what are the implications of ‘law without lawyers’ for the rule of law, for justice,for the community, and for law students and lawyers themselves?Bond University’s Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLE) will investigate thesequestions in a one day symposium titled ‘Law Without Lawyers’. The symposium will explorein depth the likely impact of technological innovation on the practice of law, and theimplications – both positive and negative – of the possibility that legal services will be deliveredwithout the direct involvement of human lawyers. The symposium will include a keynoteaddress, a panel discussion and debate, and an interactive workshop.

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James, N., Galloway, K., Walkden-Brown, J., Guihot, M., Burgess, M., & Perry-Peterson, A. (2017). The implications and consequences of law without lawyers. Law Without Lawyers, Gold Coast, Australia.