WITH the Association of Trial Lawyers of America meeting in Chicago at the beginning of this month, and LawNet returning to Palm Springs at the close of August, we thought it a good time to revisit litigation support and MIS administration issues.
Internet repositories are possibly the hottest craze in litigation technology right now (part of the application service provider buzz). Inspired by our panel at LegalTech Los Angeles, we invited Clifford Shnier to take a look at how these services are developing. Meanwhile, Tom O'Connor explores Internet litigation options for small firms; Sam Guiberson discusses the impact of improved bandwidth in Web-based trial tools such as streaming video; and Sam Solomon tackles litigation "slide shows."
Shifting gears, Doug Caddell ponders the "top ten" challenges facing MIS directors, and we offer a preview of program highlights from the LawNet meetings.
Next month: Reports from the technology sessions of the American Bar Association annual meeting in London.