Technology

Best Practices for Trauma-Informed Virtual Hearings

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Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

When physical distancing measures required courts to quickly adapt operations, the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) saw an opportunity to examine the experience of families and child welfare court […]

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Artificial Justice: The Quandary of AI in the Courtroom

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Judicature International | 2021-2022

Artificial intelligence is here, and it’s everywhere. The technology is so pervasive, in fact, that it now hides in plain sight — in our cars and on our coffee tables. […]

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10 Things Judges Should Know About Cryptocurrency

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Summer 2022 | Volume 106 Number 2

By now, you have probably heard of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Perhaps, however, you have found the topics impenetrable or doubted their relevance to the courtroom. But cryptocurrency is a […]

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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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