The Advocates‘ Society Paperless Trials Manual

01 June 2015

This manual was originally published by The Advocates' Society.

No one reasonably disputes that technology, when managed efficiently, reduces the cost of litigation and causes the conduct of a trial to be more efficient. However, advocates, judges and the court system, generally, have not fully adapted to available technologies, particularly technologies for the conduct of a paperless trial. This Paperless Trials Manual seeks to remedy this problem. Designed for advocates, judges and the court system generally, this Manual provides guidance on how to conduct a paperless trial. The Manual recognizes that the technologies used at a paperless trial need to be cost-effective and proportional. This Manual accordingly adopts costeffective technologies that apply to trials of all shapes and sizes—from the small oneday trial involving a few witnesses and a handful of documents to the large, multi-month trial involving hundreds of witnesses and hundreds of thousands of documents.

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