In today’s rapidly changing legal landscape, becoming a digital lawyer is vital to success within the legal profession.  This textbook provides an accessible and thorough introduction to digital lawyering, present and future, and a toolkit for gaining the key attributes and skills required to utilise technology within legal practice effectively. 

Digital technologies have already begun a radical transformation of the legal profession and the justice system. Digital Lawyering introduces students to all key topics, from the role of blockchain to the use of digital evidence in courtrooms, supported by contemporary case studies and integrated, interactive activities. The book considers specific forms of technology, such as Big Data, analytics and artificial intelligence, but also broader issues including regulation, privacy and ethics. It encourages students to explore the impact of digital lawyering upon professional identity, and to consider the emerging skills and competencies employers now require. Using this textbook will allow students to identify, discuss and reflect on emerging issues and trends within digital lawyering in a critical and informed manner, drawing on both its theoretical basis and accounts of its use in legal practice.

Digital Lawyering is ideal for use as a main textbook on modules focused on technology and law, and as a supplementary textbook on modules covering lawyering and legal skills more generally. 

chapter 1|23 pages


Defining digital lawyering

chapter 2|32 pages

The 21st-century legal professional

chapter 3|45 pages

A guide to technology

chapter 6|38 pages

Big Data and analytics

chapter 9|32 pages

Online justice

chapter 10|34 pages


chapter 11|32 pages

Digital lawyering skills

chapter 14|22 pages


Shaping the future of digital lawyering