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Judge calls paper trials ‘the old fashioned way.’

When courts spend money to allow evidence to be introduced electronically you can assume that they'll expect lawyers to use the new system. What new system?  Oh, well the one that New Orleans courts are adopting. The new system will end the practice of attorneys handing copies of evidence to each juror, "a method that U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan described to a jury in her court last week as 'the old-fashioned way.'" 

So doesn't it seem that the lawyers who are most familiar with digital information will be the ones most comfortable in the new setting?  I wonder what the trial lawyers who eschew technology will do now?

P.S. If you appreciate these kinds of observations, you might want to read this as well.

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  • I think law is going to be one of the last fields that will actually go to a paper-less system.

    as a corporate attorney, it’s almost impossible to not print out 20 drafts of the 200 page contract for proofing and writing comments.

    I can only imagine what it’s like for litigators who have been doing this for 30 years.

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