IF THERE is any one technology that lawyers lust after, it's voice recognition. Attorneys who never learned to type yearn for what they perceive as "souped up" dictation. Even speed typists covet the ability to create documents, hands-free. And support staff look forward to tools that will reduce the worry of repetitive stress injury.
It's a promising technology. But skeptics say that the technology is not yet delivering all that it promises. Is it ready for prime time? It's getting there. This month, we devote both our "Second Opinions" and "Compare and Contrast" columns to speech recognition, as well as an article on how to best use current products.
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