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Courts are plugging in for good reason, but there is a technology learning curve

Thursday, September 01, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Jonathan Miller

The rise of the e-trial, like all other technological developments, comes with challenges to its widespread use. Despite these challenges, lawyers need to be comfortable with the use of technology at trial or risk falling behind.

Justice David Brown of the Ontario Court of Appeal promotes lawyers’ need to adapt to advancements in technology to provide services to their clients. In Bank of Montreal v. Faibish [2014] O.J. No. 1639, he compared it to the change from vinyl records to digital music formats: “providers of music...