Computers & The Law

Computers and the Law

 

TOPIC OUTLINE

 

Part I - Fundamentals

Readings

Issues & Ideas

0

Overview The New Electronic World

Ten Thoughts on Technology and the Defender Advocate (Interactive);

Counsel for the Technologically Informed

E-mail access

Web access

Electronic Storage Media

1

Analysis: Getting Help and Self-Solutions

The Electronic Document

The Electronic Clerk

The Electronic Networks

The Local Area Network

The ExtraNet

The Internet

Taking Stock: What is Enough for the Automated Office

Another Look at Planning for Law Office Technology

Things to Come for the Year 2000;

Getting Help

The Secret Lives of Electronic Documents

 

 

 

The Structure of American Law

In Closing

Safety on the Internet

2

Rule-Based Legal Practice:

The Rules of Court

The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

The Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure

The Federal Rules of Evidence

The Rules of Word Processing Applications

Ch. 1, 2, 4,

An Internet Toolbelt for Federal Practice

Computer-Based Information Exchange Networks in Legal Practice

Ethics.shw

 

Test #1

3

Computer Assisted Legal Research

Proprietary CALR and word processing in legal practice.

Moving to Computer-assisted Legal Research

 

Ch. 6;

CALR tutorial

Computer Angst-part 43

The Revolution in Computer-Assisted Legal Research-West CD-ROM products

The New World of Information Space

Computer Ethics

CALR.shw

 

Part II Intermediate Applications

 

1

Office and Trial Practice

Law office management applications, including time & billing, calendar and docket control and file management; automated litigation support systems

 

Legal Information Management and the use of structured databases.

 

Ch. 3,5, 7; 9

On-line system demonstrations

 

 

2

Internet & Lexis Nexis Xchange

Court based systems

Electronic Documents: Document Assembly & Document Filing in Federal Court

Xchange services outline; on-line Lexis review

A Search for Truth the KBA and the Kentucky Courts in the Age of Technology

Court Automation and the System of Justice

Issues for Prosecutors

3

Operational uses of Technology in Legal Practice & Building a Simple Document Assembly System for Legal Practice

Ch. . 6, 8

Cooperation In Building a Simple Document Assembly System For Legal Practice

 

Computer Crime

Part III - Advanced

1

Graphical Systems for the presentation of information;

Presentation, Advocacy and Technology

 

2

Evidentiary Problems with Electronic Technologies

 

 

3

Appellate Advocacy using computer systems

Rules of Procedure; LEXIS;

Technology and Appellate Practice

 

Part IV

1

Electronic Merge Document

 

 

2

Matter Outline and Case Analysis

 

 

3

Research Memorandum

 

 

4

Student Multimedia Presentations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet Toolbelt for Federal Practice In Kentucky

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States Supreme Court

U.S. Code*

U.S. Code of Federal Regulations*

http://www.kywd.uscourts.gov/

http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/

http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/

http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/supreme.html

http://uscode.house.gov/.

http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/code.html

http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html

http://www.findlaw.com

Court opinions

Court dockets

Court forms

Court calendars

Court contact information

Court rules

Court opinions

Court dockets

Court forms

Court calendars

Court contact information

Court rules

Court opinions

Federal statutes, but *not current to within five to 16 months

Federal regulations and the Federal Register* not current

Rules of Court

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure

Federal Rules of Evidence

Federal Rules for Appellate Practice

 

http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/civil_procedure.html

http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/criminal_procedure.html

http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/evidence.html

http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/appellate_procedure.html