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The Practice and the Pressure to Progress: Law Schools, Technology, and the Future of Legal Work

The Practice and the Pressure to Progress: Law Schools, Technology, and the Future of Legal Work
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Author(s): Linda Ann Wendling (Western Governors University, USA)
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 19
Source title: Handbook of Research on Future of Work and Education: Implications for Curriculum Delivery and Work Design
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Sunil Ramlall (Concordia University Wisconsin, USA), Ted Cross (Western Governors University, USA) and Michelle Love (Western Governors University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8275-6.ch028

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Abstract

As one of the most traditional professions, the practice of law has been slower than most to adapt to technological advances and recognize the impact on the changing nature of work for attorneys. Only two state bar associations currently require continuing legal education in technology. New York's bar association has recommended mandatory training in cybersecurity; however, it would comprise only 1 credit within the Ethics & Professionalism Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements. This chapter will explore the negative “domino effect” that disregarding or underestimating the power of technology in both legal education and practice can have on access, diversity, and ultimately justice. By presenting the evidence here, perhaps the profession through its many and varied institutions and organizations can finally turn against the tide of tradition. The profession and its oversight bodies must look farther back in the pathway to practice to re-imagine legal education and embrace that which is now possible through technology and innovative teaching and learning methods.

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