Stalking the Wily Electronic Documents

I am STILL surprised when I hear that some judges question whether eSignatures can be as trustworthy as "wet-ink" signatures. In law school I somehow missed the course that conferred "expert handwriting analyst" status; but maybe that was just one of my many oversights. I mean, really? Leave aside all other arguments: How many people … Continue reading Stalking the Wily Electronic Documents

The First Law (and How To Overcome It)

With the advent of summer, I look at my garage and contemplate the inexorable truth of Newton's First Law of Motion, holding that An Object At Rest Tends to Remain At Rest (until and unless acted upon by an external force).  Ah, yes... that certainly explains the clutter.  Why won't someone just put all that … Continue reading The First Law (and How To Overcome It)

ECM Support for Court Performance Measurement: M6 – Reliability and Integrity of Case Files

Recently I discussed the desirability of measuring court performance, and how Enterprise Content Management (ECM) with workflow can be expected to deliver dramatic improvements in File Retrieval,[1] the first of three parts of CourTools Trial Court Performance Measure Six (M6), Reliability and Integrity of Case Files. The other two standards under M6 are Content Reliability … Continue reading ECM Support for Court Performance Measurement: M6 – Reliability and Integrity of Case Files

Stuck in Traffic

According to a recently released annual survey , in 2011 traffic congestion caused urban Americans to spend an additional 5.5 billion hours more and to purchase an extra 2.9 billion gallons of fuel. That apparently adds up to $121 billion spent sitting around in cars making no progress. Kudos to Texas A&M Transportation [1] for not … Continue reading Stuck in Traffic