Geeks and Lawyers

By Deane Barker on March 11, 2004

Tech firms cash in as lawyers plug in: Interesting article about how geeks are influencing the legal profession.

Trials like that of Martha Stewart turn on evidence such as e-mail and electronic phone logs, forcing lawyers to become techno-sleuths. Courthouses are adding Internet access so lawyers can send e-mail and tap remote databases during trials. Lawyers, facing more competition, are adding software to scout for clients.