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Future belongs to 'super lawyers': Experts


IANS New Delhi
With technology entering every sphere of our lives and giving rise to a new gamut of concerns and disputes to resolve, glory in the realm of law will go to those who will turn themselves into "super lawyers", in other words, lawyers who can read and analyse data with the same ease as they would the penal codes, contended the country's top notch legal and cyber experts on Monday.
The term was discussed at "Lex Concurcus", the annual conference of Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) organised here.
"In this time of innovative technology and artificial intelligence, the future of the Indian judiciary lies in the hands of super lawyers," said C. Raj Kumar, founding Vice-Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University, according to a statement released by the university.
Raj Kumar, also the Founding Dean of the Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), urged budding lawyers to broaden their aspirational spectrum to look beyond the options of a classical lawyer to becoming legal entrepreneurs, with their own corporate law firms.
The forum reflected on the future of the legal system in the era of technological innovations and what the budding lawyers must do about it.
"With all the information and technological support at hand, the client will already have the data analysis and insights. They would require lawyers to guide them through it and provide necessary support. Hence, future lawyers need to be super lawyers with analysts, broadcasters and lawyers, all rolled into one," Pavan Duggal, a cyber expert said.
Badrinath Durvasula of Hindustan Construction Company Ltd, defined a 'super lawyer' as a "Jack of all, as well as a master of all".
'Lex Concursus' is an annual conference conceived to bring together new-age legal practitioners and law students to contemplate over the future of legal practice in India.

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First Published: Mar 11 2019 | 5:18 PM IST

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