Journal article

The Profession(s)’ Engagements with LawTech: Narratives and Archetypes of Future Law

Lisa Webley, John Flood, Julian Webb, Francesca Bartlett, Kate Galloway, Kieran Tranter

Law Technology and Humans | Queensland University of Technology | Published : 2019

Abstract

This article argues that there are three narratives to technology’s role in augmenting, disrupting or ending the current legal services environment—each of which gives life to particular legal professional archetypes in how lawyers react to LawTech. In tracing these influential narratives and associated archetypes, we map the evolving role of LawTech, the legal profession and legal services delivery. The article concludes by proffering a further narrative of technology’s role in law known as ‘adaptive professionalism’, which emphasises the complex, contextual nature of the legal professional field. Through this normative rather than descriptive account it is suggested that the profession may..

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