Written by a leading expert on computers and law, this important new book book shows exactly why and how information technology (IT) will radically alter the practice of law and the administration of justice. Beyond automating and streamlining traditional ways of providing legal advice, IT is re-engineering the entire legal process, resulting in legal products and information services whose focus will be dispute pre-emption rather than dispute resolution, and legal risk management rather than legal problem solving. With easy and inexpensive access available, IT will help integrate the law with business and domestic life. This book considers the implications, opportunities, and challenges for all concerned in the information society. The IT revolution cannot be ignored, and this book is essential reading for all those who would successfuly adapt to the changes and challenges IT brings.