Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Canadian Bar Association Article on Technology in Canadian Courts

CBA PracticeLink, a publication of the Canadian Bar Association, features a Guide to Courtroom Technology in Canada :

"Certain high-profile trials have proven the value of technology usage in courtrooms. Yet most trials in Canada still do without even common technologies, like video conferencing, document management systems and document displays. "

"And this absence spawns dissatisfaction."

It looks at technologies for e-discovery and e-trials as well as at the barriers to their wider adoption.

At the Supreme Court of Canada where I work, we have gone through a courtroom modernization to become e-trial-friendly. In May 2008, the Osgoode Hall Law School blog The Court interviewed Louise Meagher, the Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada, about the project.

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