Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Comments on the Latest Developments in Mississippi Civil Litigation

Philip is a trial attorney based in Jackson, Mississippi with a diverse civil litigation practice.

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Legal Tech: Case Management Software

Posted in Legal Technology

It took me a long time to believe in case management software. Not the idea of it–I’ve liked the idea for 20 years. But in practice, it hasn’t worked for me until now. I installed a case management software program when I opened my practice in 2002. I hardly used it. It just didn’t do… Continue Reading

Artificial Intelligence to Make Lawyers Obsolete?

Posted in Legal Technology

This Jason Koebler article in the Atlantic speculates on the Rise of Robolawyers. Don’t laugh. I believe it’s coming. From the article: …The most successful robolawyer yet was developed by a British teenager named Joshua Browder. Called DoNotPay, it’s a free parking-ticket-fighting chatbot that asks a series of questions about your case—Were the signs clearly… Continue Reading

Technology Tips of the Day

Posted in Legal Technology

There doesn’t seem to be much going on this week in Mississippi litigation, so here is a technology tip for lawyers. Your I-phone, I-pad, Galaxy, or other device does not have to state in your email that it was “sent from my i-phone [or whatever you have].” If your emails have this signature, you definitely might look… Continue Reading

Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee Should Accept Applications from Scanners

Posted in Legal Technology, Mississippi Court of Appeals, Politics in Mississippi

Judge Primeaux’s blog has the story this morning about Court of Appeals Judge William Myers resigning effective December 31, 2011: COA Judge William Myers has submitted his resignation, effective December 31, 2011. The replacement appointee will be from the district comprising Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Lamar, Pearl River, Perry, Stone and parts of… Continue Reading

Jurors on “The Twitter”

Posted in Improving the Jury System, Legal Technology

The ABA Journal reports on a Reuters Legal finding that mistrials due to internet research and modern forms of communications by jurors is on the rise.   The article states:  Reuters Legal checked Westlaw for challenges related to jurors’ Internet conduct and found 90 verdicts called into question since 1999. More than half the cases are from… Continue Reading