ERIC Number: ED191447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Use of On-Line Information Systems in Support of Complex Litigation.
Emerson, Jeff D.
This paper describes the characteristics of a computerized information retrieval system which could be used by attorneys engaged in such complex litigation as (1) cases which involve multi-district litigation; (2) cases involving complex issues of fact, as in regulatory agency actions; (3) cases involving a large number of documents; and (4) cases with a short preparation time. The system described is application- and document-oriented, stores both descriptive bibliographic data and full text information, and has a database capacity in excess of 100,000 document citations and an operational period of one to five years. The seven basic tasks involved in the creation and operation of the typical litigation management support system are detailed: system design, document control, document analysis, vocabulary control, data entry, database load, and search and retrieval processes. (FM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Online Information Meeting (New York, NY, March 25, 1980).