The Portable Courtroom

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The Portable Courtroom

  1. 1. The Portable Courtroom<br />The Case for Paperless Courtrooms<br />
  2. 2. The Cost of Paper<br />Environmental<br />Space<br />Inefficiency<br />Duplication<br />Search<br />Evidence Integrity<br />Money<br />$0.25 x #Pages x #Exhibits x 4 copies<br />Archive<br />Access to justice<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Issues<br />Lawyers’ Inherent Conflict of Interest<br />Printing = profit centers<br />Billable hours<br />Efficiency<br />Education<br />Courtrooms not designed for technologies<br />Judges’<br />3<br />computer literacy<br />IT Support<br />
  4. 4. Judges’ responsabilities?<br />Maintainaccess to justice<br />Reducecosts<br />Learn to judge in a paperlessenvironment<br />Require technologies to beused in the courtroom<br />4<br />- Justice B.T.Granger, The Future isNow, CBA Annualconference, Quebec, July 23, 2008<br />
  5. 5. Lawyers’ Obligations?<br />Maintainaccess to justice<br />Reducecosts<br />Learn to judge in a paperlessenvironment<br />Require technologies to beused in the courtroom<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Why Technologies<br />Reduce<br />Delays<br />Costs<br />Improve<br />Access to justice<br />Image of justice<br />Efficiency<br />Enhance persuasiveness<br />6<br />
  7. 7. The Portable Courtroom<br />Justice B.T. Granger, Taking the next step and why you should, Computer Educational Skills Training Seminar, National Judicial Institute, Halifax, December 11-13, 2007<br />7<br />
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  9. 9. DIY Courtroom<br />9<br />
  10. 10. DIY Courtroom<br />10<br />
  11. 11. DIY Courtroom<br />11<br />
  12. 12. DIY Courtroom<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Issues for lawyers<br />Whichjudge has been assigned<br />For or against technologies<br />Equipement<br />Whichcourtroom<br />What type of case<br />Presentation vs e-evidence<br />When to be techno<br />13<br />
  14. 14. New requirements<br />Collaboration<br />Lawyers<br />Judge<br />Clerks<br />Set-up time<br />Methodology<br />Standards<br />Education<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Resources<br />ABA LTRC: Litigation and Courtroom Technology Info Center<br />Effective Use of Courtroom Technology: A Judge’s Guide to Pretrial and Trial [PDF]<br />Effective Use of Courtroom Technology: A Lawyer&apos;s Guide to Pretrial and Trial<br />Using Litigation Support Software in the Courtroom by Justice B.T.Granger [PDF]<br />ABA TECHSHOW<br />LegalIT, Canada’s Premier Conference on Law and IT<br />15<br />April 20 and 21st, 2009<br />Montreal<br />
  16. 16. Questions?<br />Dominic Jaar<br />djaar@ledjit.com514.212.9348www.ledjit.com<br />

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