Computers

This is FindLaw's Legal Technology Center's collection of Computer articles. Computers have revolutionized the practice of law in terms of word processing, communication, marketing and running legal practice software applications. Information on law office technology such as computers, tablets, case studies, white papers and more is provided here.
Computers Articles
    • Appellate Courts Refine Computer Search Rules

      Following on the heels of a workplace computer search ruling last August, the Ninth Circuit has again waded into the rapidly expanding pool of Fourth Amendment law concerning computer searches. It is joined by the Tenth Circuit, which in April handed down an interesting ruling regarding the search of personally-owned computers present at a workplace.

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    • Responsible e-Waste Disposal

      The statistics on electronic waste (e-waste) are alarming. E-waste is now the fastest-growing part of the municipal waste stream, according to the EPA. Computers seem so efficient and environmentally-friendly, but there are hidden dangers associated with them once they become e-waste.

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    • Is Your Computer Still Necessary? Practicing Law with a Tablet

      Will a tablet be able to replace a lawyer's desktop or laptop altogether?

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    • Intel Wins Dismissal of Foreign Antitrust Claims

      Intel Corp. cannot be sued in the United States for its alleged interference with a rival's business dealings in Germany and Asia, a federal judge in Delaware has ruled.

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    • What You Can Get for Under $500: New Laptops

      Lawyers shopping for a new laptop in 2012 might be pleased to learn that there are some decent options available for under $500.

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    • Good Things Come in Micro Packages

      Anyone who has ever labored at a computer knows the one element you can never own enough of is memory.

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    • Electronic Waste Responsibilities Loom on the Horizon

      In 2003, consistent with its forward looking policies regarding managing waste, the European Union (EU) issued Directive 2002/96/EC regarding Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). The Directive contained a number of far-reaching requirements intended to avoid the environmental impacts of disposal of WEEE as general municipal waste, and identified a number of requirements that EU Member Countries were to implement through promulgation of their own laws or regulations.

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    • Court Permits Search of Personal Computer in Workplace

      While the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides broad protections when it comes to state-sponsored searches and seizures, there certainly are exceptions to this general rule. Indeed, a federal court has just held that an employee did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in his personal computer he brought to work.

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    • Strengthen Your Firm's Tech Skills

      If your attorneys need to improve their use of technology, these incremental steps can show immediate results in efficiency and productivity.

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    • Help Desk Challenges During Law Firm Upgrades

      When the economy was struggling, many law firms hunkered down and postponed major software purchases and upgrades. Now, firms are making up for lost time and investing in their technology environments.

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