The theme of this interview is the question how you encourage lawyers to use technology in their practices. As I say in opening, lawyers are not thought of as being particularly receptive to new ideas. I asked Jamie Berry how you encourage them to use software tools like Relativity.
Jamie Berry said that a younger generation is now making the decisions about the management of cases. He is involved in legal education and aims to encourage young lawyers to see technology as a prerequisite for taking their places in the decision-making process. Relativity, he said, was making a good job of integrating technology into legal education so that people would acquire skills and come out into practice already proficient in the use of technology.
He hopes, he said, that all law schools will integrate a programme with that ambition and that the next generations of lawyers will emerge which are able to see what technology can do and how it can be used for the benefit of their clients.