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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Skove et al. on Rapid Technology Adoption by Courts

Anne SkoveColleen BerryessaLonnie Schaible and Ibrahim Aissam (affiliation not provided to SSRN, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - School of Criminal Justice, University of Colorado Denver and affiliation not provided to SSRN) have posted Justice in the New Digital Era: The Pitfalls and Benefits of Rapid Technology Adoption by Courts (Forthcoming in C. Campbell and J. Holtzclaw, eds. Trends in State Courts 2021. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
Courts occupy a unique position in the justice system that is steeped in tradition and
formality. Likewise, any changes from established procedure are likely to invite challenges to decisions and outcomes based on their legal and constitutional implications. As such, it should be no surprise that courts have been slow to embrace technological advances. Yet the pandemic has forced courts to quickly adapt and adopt new technologies. Courts and other governmental entities are currently overcoming hurdles to meet this challenge. In this article, we will discuss the rise of and courts’ potential issues with embracing the use of new technologies, with a particular focus on three innovations -- video conferencing, text messaging, and cloud storage.

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Thank you for posting! We at eCourtDate were excited to collaborate on this. I am a longtime fan of NCSC's Trends, too.

Posted by: Anne Skove | Apr 5, 2021 7:38:50 AM

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