Electronic Disclosure - The Way Ahead

Over the last century, apart from direct testimony, paper evidence has been the most compelling form of evidence in trying criminal and civil cases. However, with the advent of computers and information technology the dependence on paper documents as the major source of evidence, other than testimony, is changing. The real question, say Chris O’Reilly (Director of International Litigation Support at LDM) and Jason Derting (who owns Pacific Legal), is whether the legal community has kept pace with the phenomenal growth in computer technology and whether it is aware of the significance of computer-generated data in the disclosure process.

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