Today’s Tech: A Federal Judge And His iPad (Part 2) « Above the Law: A Legal Web Site

 

By NICOLE BLACK

In my last column, I shared how Judge Richard Wesley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is using his iPad while on the bench. I explained how he got started using technology–by using PDFs instead of paper documents–and eventually transitioned to using his iPad for many of his judicial duties. And we learned that not only does he use an iPad, he has managed to convince some of his Second Circuit colleagues to do the same, thus reducing the amount of paper used by the judges.

It was clear from my last column that Judge Wesley is sold on the benefits of using technology. But he’s also well aware of the drawbacks–a topic I promised to cover in today’s column. So let’s get started.

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