Do Lawyers Distrust Many Technological Innovations?
The feeling among attorneys is that juries and judges could be overwhelmed by some newer forms of technology.
This recent Law Technology News article by Ed Silverstein, reflects on the Edelman Trust Barometer which noted that issues related to trust are actually “hindering acceptance of technological advancements.” The author notes that the Edelman Trust Barometer highlights the feeling among the general population that technological innovation is occurring too rapidly. According to the article, lawyers share in this skepticism with respect to technology and prefer to do things in traditional ways. The article discusses the belief among many lawyers that juries and judges could be overwhelmed by some newer forms of technology, the impact of technology on the requirement to protect the confidentiality of client data and the greater interest in new technology among younger lawyers. The author also notes the tendency for corporate counsel to embrace new technology as a method of cost containment and among law firms as a means of differentiation.