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Lawyers and judges must be properly trained on how best to examine electronic documents and email evidence or risk wasting vast sums of money in legal costs, a senior judge has warned. Lord Justice Jackson, author of last year's in-depth report on legal costs in civil litigation, told a construction disputes conference in a …

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Woah woah

Are you saying lawyers and judges will have to know about what they're talking about? Where are we going to get the £25 trillion neeeded to fully sort out their technological incompetence? Besides, by the time you manage to explain to them the difference between an etch-a-sketch and a tablet computer, they'll be about to retire. So they'll never get the chance to understand that an IP address does NOT equal an individual, or whether a patent application is sensible.

Either that, or they'll have to strip out the "how to legally exploit loopholes" and "how to confuse facts with legal terminology bullshit" modules from the university curriculum to make place for this additional learning.

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@Cricri -- Hear! Hear!

> they'll have to strip out the "how to legally exploit loopholes" and "how to confuse facts with legal > terminology bullshit"

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