Special Committee on Technology and the Practice of Law

Michael A. Minter, chair

The Special Committee on Technology and the Practice of Law is composed of lawyers with expertise and interest in legal technology. The committee educates and advises the bar and the public in areas where law and technology intersect. In 2013-14, its members wrote articles that were published in the February 2014 and April 2014 issues of Virginia Lawyer.

Meeting topics for the year included the following: use of technology in law practices around the commonwealth, large and small; use of technology in courts around the commonwealth (urban and rural); ethical issues relating to technology and the practice of law; how the committee could help to facilitate funding for information technology in Virginia courts (urban and rural); numerous issues relating to social media and the practice of law. The committee also discussed posting instructional videos to the VSB website (or a committee website), and/or videos of the CLEs referenced below, as well as attendance at the VSB TechShow put on by Sharon Nelson on May 19, 2014.

The committee decided to develop a “turnkey” CLE program that could be given around the commonwealth to address the above issues.  The first CLE is scheduled in Norfolk on October 14, 2014, and additional CLEs will be scheduled thereafter in Charlottesville, Roanoke, Abingdon and the like. 

The committee is actively considering other activities that could be of assistance to the bar or the public regarding technology and the practice of law, and stands ready to address any such issues that the leadership of the bar would like.    

Members of the committee were Michael A. Minter, chair; Charles Bennett Molster III, vice chair; James E. Bowman II; Joseph T. Buxton III; Robert E. Dean II; Roya P. Ewing; Olivier D. Long; John L. Lumpkins; Justin S. McLeod; Kristopher R. Olin; Kellam T. Parks; Lisa A. Robertson; Daniel H. Ruttenberg; Lyla M. Zeidan; James M. McCauley, ex-officio; Rodney A. Coggin, VSB liaison.

Updated: Sep 22, 2014