• November 25, 2021

The legal system and technology in the 21st century

Technology has found its way into almost every facet of the human lifestyle. For your edification, this discussion continues, as well as an addition to the above study formats. In offering this informational passage, the legal system is just one more profession that has been conquered by technology.

We are aware of the court reporters and PCs that record and track our legal system, but what about the CGA system? The computer generated animation presentation may be admitted in our American court system. Admissible evidence in criminal trials has been recorded as a precedent case ruled by the Supreme Court. As reported by Asher Hawkins of Legal Intelligencer, the different arguments of six Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices concluded that a Lackawana common cause judge correctly admitted the use of CGA during a 2002 first degree murder case. CGA He has been portrayed on various television shows such as CSI Investigations and Crime 360.

Judge Sandra Schultz Newman wrote: “Society has become increasingly dependent on computers in business and our personal lives …” She went on to say, “With each technological advance, the practice of law becomes more sophisticated and consistent with the need to get rid of any technophobia and be more willing to embrace advances that have the ability to improve the efficiency of the legal system. “

Teams of prosecutors, including forensic pathologists and crime scene reconstructionists, presented a murder case to the jury; the prosecutor’s version … the accused did not have and / or did not have access to this tool. An argument against this procedure in court is that a defendant, a poor person, can order an equivalent production. In other words, could the defense match the expenses associated with bringing the indictments to court? Another judge suggested that it would be wiser to exclude CGA evidence if an indigent or poor defendant could not afford the costs of “equivalent production.” The basic cost could amount to more than $ 20,000.00. Another legal professional commented on whether the CGA costs were worth it. The judges also took note of the fact that CGAs are becoming increasingly less expensive to produce and could be a vital tool in expediting court cases. In any event, pretrial motions that include CGA evidence should be treated with respect. Instructions from the jury and indigent defendants (lacking food, clothing, and other necessities of life due to poverty; needy; poor; impoverished, destitute) are required with the court’s permission for the presentation of such evidence.

The position of the judges was to ensure that the computer-generated animation was fair and accurate, while at the same time allowing the defendants the opportunity to challenge its rationale. It has also been pointed out by the magistrates, to make it clear to the jury that it was not intended to be a recreation or simulation, but merely an expression of opinions formulated by experts. Another judge stated his position … “I think it is a valuable tool, but a tool that should be used sparingly. I don’t think it is necessary in all cases.” Newman also wrote: “Difference is fashionable, the law does not and should not prohibit competent professional employment of new technology in the courtroom. This is, after all, the 21st century.”

Each state has its own judicial system. There is also a federal court system. Decisions made during adjudication by agencies of the federal administration may be appealed in federal court. Similarly, decisions made by state administrative agencies can be appealed to state court. The definition of adjudication (adjudicating) is issuing a court decision. In the administrative process, the procedure in which an administrative law judge hears and decides on matters that arise when an administrative agency accuses a person or firm of violating the law or regulations that the agency enforces. An administrative agency is an agency of the state or federal government established to perform a specific function. Administrative agencies are authorized by legislative acts to make and enforce the rules to administer and enforce the acts.

Typically, a state court system will include several levels, or levels, of courts: (a) trial courts of limited jurisdiction, (b) court courts of general jurisdiction, (c) courts of appeal, and (d) the highest court in the state (often referred to as the State Supreme Court). Anyone who is a party to a lawsuit has the opportunity, and / or the right, to defend their case before a trial court and then, if they lose, before at least one level of the appellate court. Also, if a federal statute on a federal constitutional issue is involved in the decision of the State Supreme Court, that decision may be appealed again to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Have you ever wondered, with all the jurisprudence (the science or philosophy of law, a body or system of laws, a department of law, civil law. Decisions of the courts, especially of the review courts) activities that flood the land, how could the legal system work without technology?

Monica Bay of Law Technology News reported that small firm attorneys, especially solo practitioners, have resisted adopting case / practice management software (CMS), although there is no question that it can help firms to provide faster, better and cheaper services to your customers. Several observers suggest that the initial threshold for establishing a management system intimidates companies. Tom O’Connor, a software consultant, said: “Everybody loves technology, but hates to install it.”

Project management hasn’t been a prominent topic in many schools, according to an independent Minneapolis IT consultant. Successful project management depends on a large network of staff. An effective electronic data discovery (EDD) project network includes: clients, partners, IT legal staff, associates, legal assistants, internal advisors, service providers, and technical experts. Without question, the use of project management (PM) to mitigate risk while delivering consistent, quality results that represent significant benchmarks in the maturing process of the EDD environment.

Used in many corporations to increase productivity, quality control programs like Sigma Six have been generating interest. Understanding why and where problems occur has a major impact on reducing errors. Applying these principles and practices in electronic data discovery processes improves an attorney’s results with higher quality and lower costs. The reasons for the growing interest in project management are that the recognition that success depends on effective management.

Mitigating risk and reducing costs by applying “eDiscovery techniques” offered a wide variety of considerations, for example, overlapping schedules, protecting external IT experts, proposing and following the “eDiscovery” protocol, hiring a special teacher to oversee compliance and dispute resolution, use of checklists containing critical steps and reminders for each step of a project, working service providers, working with attorneys to find answers to the right questions, since management providers require special attention to service level agreements (SLA ‘Para).

In the meantime, discover these legal jargon definitions / terms that can help you in your management, business, everyday life and technology studies:

Surrogacy – Any right that a creditor has against a debtor now becomes a bond right. It includes the rights of creditors in the event of bankruptcy, the rights to the possession of guarantees by the creditor and the rights to judgments guaranteed by the creditor; the collateral is now in the creditor’s skin against the debtor.

Compensation – The right to request a guaranteed refund / payment to a director for legal costs, fees and / or judgments involved in defending corporations – (clients) related legal claims. Simply put the right to compensation for services as directors (representatives / attorneys).

Habeas corpus – entered against your will – against your constitutional right (s), an order that requires a person to be brought before a judge or court, esp. for the investigation of a restriction of the person’s liberty, used as protection against illegal imprisonment, one of a variety of orders that can be issued to bring a party before a court or judge, having as its function the release of the party of the illegal restriction.

Writing – a court order, a court document.

Incorrect – Personal injury, a civil damage that does not arise from a breach of contract … a breach of a legal duty that causes harm or injury to another person.

Posterity – the descent from a parent to the most distant generation; decendents; all future generations; successive or future generations collectively; The judgment of this age must be left for posterity; all descendants of one person.

HIPPA – The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was enacted to ensure that personal information stored, accessed, or processed adheres to a set of guidelines or “security rules.” These rules describe the security measures that must be implemented to adequately secure all electronic protected health information (EPHI). LogRhythm directly meets some HIPAA requirements, reduces the cost of meeting others, and presents ready-to-use HIPAA reporting packages.

SOX – require public companies to create, monitor and manage controls over many aspects of their financial reporting. Some companies have found that transparency is not easy. Rules require not only new processes, but also new tools that can determine whether reporting standards and systems are up to par. In general, SOX applications can be classified into three main market segments, according to Forrester Research. Those in the enterprise applications space include Oracle and SAP; IBM and Stellent fall under the heading of enterprise content management (ECM); and OpenPages and Paisley Consulting consider themselves specialists and compete with Certus, HandySoft and other pure gaming providers.

Where has technology not reached? Are courtrooms really behind in technology? Are they out of the loop, as are many “non-techies” or poor people? The “Great Technical Division” … imagine!

After all, this is the 21st century.

Until next time …


Gregory V. Boulware


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