US courtrooms go hi-tech

By Ian Hardy

The legal profession may have a reputation for being traditional and conservative, but courts in the United States are pleading for a more hi-tech approach. Courtroom 21 in Virginia claims to be the most technologically advanced law court on the planet. Inside the ultra-wired complex, students and professionals learn how to master the latest equipment. Gone are the cumbersome easels and overhead projectors – it is flat-screen heaven. Everywhere you look inside Courtroom 21 there is a new gadget or computer being evaluated.

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