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Will This Bad Use of Tech Spoil the Bunch

Future Lawyer wonders whether this abuse of technology during an arbitration proceeding will lead courts to crack down on technology use altogether.  Future Lawyer links to this story that reports how lawyers involved in an arbitration transmitted the hearings from the hearing room to a consultant at a nearby hotel room.  The consultant then wired back questions and advice to the lawyer conducting the hearing.

Future Lawyer worries that "computers and technology are likely going to be considered the bad guys here, when it is the stupid humans who should be taking the blame."  I agree.  Except I also can't help but wonder why the lawyers didn't simply have the consultant with them in the hearing room to begin with (making the secret transmissions seem even sillier).

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on March 21, 2006 at 02:07 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)


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