Technology

What Every Judge and Lawyer Needs to Know About Electronic Evidence

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Autumn 2015 | Volume 99 Number 2

Not long ago, “friend” was a noun, “yelp” meant a shrill bark, “twitter” referred to a chirp, a “tumbler” was a gymnast or a glass, and “facebook,” “youtube,” and “instagram” […]

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How Technology is Changing Justice in China

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Judicature International | 2021-2022

In their article How Will Technology Change the Face of Chinese Justice? (Columbia Journal of Asian Law, 2020), Professor Zhiyu Li of Durham Law School and Professor Benjamin Chen of […]

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Do remote hearings help — or hurt — access to justice?

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Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

Beginning in March 2020, courts transformed how they conduct business by rapidly transitioning to online platforms. Moving business entirely online required courts to train judges, court staff, prosecutors, lawyers, and […]

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Oral argument at the Supreme Court Before, During, and After the Pandemic

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Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

The pandemic has upended things big and small, from our daily routines to the very institutions we hold dear. Perhaps nowhere else in government have these changes been so peculiar […]

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Sober as a Judge

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Spring 2022 | Volume 106 Number 1

Whether in the courtroom or on social media, judges should be careful about joking around. Judges are often warned against the careless use of humor. Humor is very subjective, but […]

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Pandemic Spurs Technology Revolution in State Civil Courts

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Fall/Winter 2021-22 | Volume 105 Number 3

With courthouses shuttered by COVID-19, civil legal systems in nearly every state moved quickly to adopt new tools to support online operation — a decisive response that enabled millions of […]

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A driverless vehicle

Are judges and the justice system ready for driverless cars?

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Summer 2021 | Volume 105 Number 2

Autonomous vehicles have long ignited the American imagination. Increasingly, they have caught the attention of lawyers and judges as well. The integration of autonomous vehicles (AVs) represents a startling shift […]

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The Troubles of the Social Judge

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Summer 2016 | Volume 100 Number 2

At the end of 2015, two states became the first jurisdictions to add explicit references to social media to their codes of judicial conduct. In a new code effective Dec. […]

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How Two New Rules for Self Authentication Will Save You Time and Money

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Winter 2016 | Volume 100 Number 4

The Standing Committee on Federal Rules recently approved two new self-authentication rules for electronic machine-generated evidence. The goal is to save time and money by creating a pretrial procedure for […]

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Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law

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Spring 2021 | Volume 105 Number 1

Much attention is paid to our brave new world wrought by algorithms and artificial technology, one in which many societal functions are accelerated and made more efficient — and more […]

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