Special Masters In A Transformative Legal Age


At both the state and federal levels, our judicial system has been impacted by three significant developments. First, for a number of reasons, most importantly economic, there is an inadequate number of sitting judges dealing with an ever-increasing caseload. Second, there is a vast increase of complex factual issues related to advancing technologies before the courts. Finally, the transformation of records from hard copy to digital format has altered the traditional notions of discovery.

The result of those forces has been a proliferation of issues that are beyond the scope of traditional courts, particularly in the following areas...

Originally published in the Daily Journal on June 28, 2013.

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Topics:  Discovery, Judges, Technology

Published In: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Updates, Civil Procedure Updates, Electronic Discovery Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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