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"Online Courts and the Future of Justice" with Professor Richard Susskind
Please join the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession on Thursday, April 23 from 12:00PM - 1:00PM ET for a Virtual Book Launch of Professor Richard Susskind's latest work, Online Courts and the Future of Justice (Oxford University Press, 2019). Professor Susskind will present key ideas from the book, and we will hear comments from the chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Honorable Ralph Gants, as well as the faculty director of the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession, Professor David B. Wilkins.

*Please note: The core program of the Virtual Book Launch will be from 12:00PM to 1:00PM ET, however given the intense interest, Professor Susskind has agreed to be available from 1:00PM to 1:30PM ET for those who have further questions.


In Online Courts and the Future of Justice, Professor Richard Susskind, the world's most cited author on the future of legal services, shows how litigation will be transformed by technology and proposes a solution to the global access to justice problem.

Online courts provide online judging - the determination of cases by human judges but not in physical courtrooms. Online courts also provide tools to help users understand relevant law and to formulate arguments and assemble evidence. They offer non-judicial settlements such as mediation, not as an alternative to the public court system but as part of it. In years to come, court determinations may even be made by AI-based systems.

Online Courts and the Future of Justice is a case study in the digital transformation of a vital public service.

Published by Oxford University Press.

Apr 23, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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