The high technology law practice. tracks the incredible pace of development in the computer industry. High tech practitioners are often instrumental in bringing new technologies to market, ensuring their protection from infringement, and structuring the relations and obligations that bring new products to the consumer. As advocates, they push for greater protection of emergent fields, either through new legislation or clearer definitions of existing law. And for all that computer law practitioners depend on technology for the lifeblood of their practice, there are numerous possibilities for increased efficiency based on this technology that are overlooked. In this article we propose a new protocol for exchanging information between law firms, one that will improve the practice of law as a whole by reducing the barriers to accessing information, increasing the efficiency of manipulating information, and ultimately, reducing the excessive costs faced by clients.
William A. Fenwick and Robert R. Sachs,
Catching up with the Present: A Proposal for Document Delivery in the Legal Profession, 22 Golden Gate U. L. Rev.