Judge Dory Reiling of the Amsterdam District Court is a well-known advocate of the use of technology to help both lawyers and courts deliver justice efficiently and at an acceptable cost. Among many other things at the frontiers between law and technology, she has been heavily involved in the development of electronic systems to smooth the path of cases through the courts.
Judge Reiling was a speaker at the LawTech Europe Congress in Prague last year, and I took the opportunity to interview her. She was understandably eloquent on the subject of her court systems project, and she talked also about the importance of judges attending conferences and keeping up with developments in areas where law and practice are constantly developing.
Other subjects which caught her attention at the Prague conference were the practicalities of dealing with evidence on mobile devices and the implications of the pending EU Data Protection Regulation.