It seems that many lawyers are just now becoming aware of the ways technology can help them in litigation. However, according to a recent article by Texaz Lawyer Sam Guiberson, litigation technology has been encouraged by technology advocates for years:
Twenty years ago, technology advocates, myself included, told every lawyer who would listen that litigation technology could even the playing field for smaller law practices. Any lawyer would be able to take on cases of massive scale by harnessing digital technology to cope with legions of facts that only the largest firms could handle before the advent of the personal computer. Implicit in those promises was the empowerment of individual lawyers to try complex cases without a coterie of associates, paralegals and contract employees . Trial technology would make it possible to try a difficult case as long as the lawyer had the will, even if he did not have the wallet.
Now, twenty years later technology gurus are still trying to convince some lawyers of the benefits of litigation technology. Most cannot wrap their heads around the fact that using computer litigation support can save time and money. How long will go into the new millennium before every lawyer is comfortable with and has access to affordable technology support?
Read Guiberson's full article here: Look Into The Future of Litigation Tech