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NCJ Number: 42746 Find in a Library
Title: COPING WITH THE FRUITS OF DISCOVERY IN THE COMPLEX CASE THE SYSTEMS APPROACH TO LITIGATION SUPPORT
Journal: LAW AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY  Volume:9  Issue:4  Dated:(1976)  Pages:72-90
Author(s): J T HALVERSON
Corporate Author: World Peace Through Law Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: World Peace Through Law Ctr
Washington, DC 20036
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE TRIAL LAWYER USES AN INFORMATION SYSTEM IN COMPLEX CASES, ONE MUST ISOLATE THE PRACTICAL PROBLEMS HE WILL FACE DURING THE PREPARATION FOR TRIAL AND THE ACTUAL TRIAL.
Abstract: THE TERM 'COMPLEX ACTION' REFERS TO A CASE THAT INVOLVES NOT ONLY LARGE NUMBERS OF DOCUMENTS BUT LARGE AMOUNTS OF DATA REQUIRING ANALYSIS. THE BEST WAY TO COPE WITH THE PROBLEMS IN A COMPLEX CASE IS TO USE THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS APPROACH. THE DOCUMENT DISCUSSES THE VARIOUS INFORMATION SYSTEM SUBSYSTEMS, SUCH AS PARAPROFESSIONAL, COMPUTER, AND MICROFORM. TO DETERMINE THE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS, THE LAWYERS SHOULD DISCUSS WITH TECHNICAL CONSULTANTS THE NEEDS OF THE CASE. SOFTWARE PACKAGES CAN THEN BE DESIGNED, AND COURSE OUTLINES DEVELOPED....ELW
Index Term(s): Attorneys; Automation; Computer aided operations; Information processing; Information Systems and Technology; Trial preparation
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