For instance, in one chapter, Susskind writes about the power and responsibility that in-house general counsels working in large corporations have to compel law firms to abandon some inefficient practices of the past, such as hourly billing. Rather, it is up to the public and the legal profession to act and ensure that the predictions of experts are either borne out or falsified.
In only several sentences, they shift the perspective dramatically and ask the reader to think about how a transformation of legal services can make our society a more just and fair one. Right at the end of the book, Susskind introduces a distinction between those lawyers who act as benevolent custodians of the law and those who are rather like its jealous guards.
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How the practice of law can be developed to better serve the public is therefore the underlying question behind much of what Susskind writes about, rather than the important but relatively narrow issue of how young lawyers should navigate the market to find their dream job. Once this big question is articulated, the book as a whole takes on a different complexion and the profound importance of its subject matter becomes readily apparent.
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