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The Computerised Lawyer : A Guide to the Use of Computers in the Legal Profession - Philip Leith

The Computerised Lawyer

A Guide to the Use of Computers in the Legal Profession

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Thesecondeditionofthis workdemonstrates how substantiallythe field ofcomputers and law has moved. In the first edition, some 78 pages were givenover to the description ofhardwareand software description - almost an 'introduction to computing' for lawyers. Now, in this edition, the general expertise which exists amongst lawyers and the availability ofgood, easily assimilated information concerning the new technologies allows us to minimise this kind of material and move over to more substantive issues. Students no longer have to be told where the 'return' key is, and lawyers are aware of, for example, practice management software. Not only is the general level of understanding greater, but the computer itself has substantiallydeveloped, partlythroughbecomingmore power­ ful for lesscost, and partly through the communications revolution known as the 'Internet'. Thishas allowed us to develop areas ofthe first edition which were not looked at due to space reasons: the result is acompletelydifferentbook. The preface to the first introduction made mention of the nega­ tive view whichlaw teachers generallyhad ofthe role ofcomputers and law within the curriculum. This has changed drastically and it isnow almost universally the case that law schoolsencourage com­ puter literacy amongst students and almost all staff are computer literate. This student literacy is seen as a skill for a future career, as well as a skill required by the law student during their education.

An introduction to the PCp. 1
Handling legal informationp. 23
Primary legal informationp. 57
The legal information marketplacep. 91
Technology and the criminal justice systemp. 125
Management: the law officep. 153
Management: the courtp. 187
Advocacyp. 213
Public access to law and legal informationp. 241
Legal educationp. 253
From codification to logical dialecticp. 277
Artificial intelligencep. 295
Information and lawp. 319
Referencesp. 345
Indexp. 355
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ISBN: 9783540761419
ISBN-10: 3540761411
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 361
Published: 26th November 1997
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised