On the Net
Don't take it to court -- take it to the Net
September 2, 1996
Web posted at: 4:30 p.m. EDT
More than just a program guide ...
The Court TV Law Center goes well
providing information on the cable channel. Get answers to
legal questions on subjects from bankruptcy to family law to
consumer rights -- or read questions and answers already
The site also provides an avenue for checking up on a lawyer:
submit a request and learn whether there's ever been any
disciplinary action against him or her.
Or take the Courtroom Challenge from Harvard Law School
Professor Arthur Miller. Real cases are outlined -- argue one
side or the other or decide the case -- then learn the
official decision of the court.
'We, the members of the jury ...'
To have some real influence over a case, become a member of
the Cyberjury. Trial lawyer Roy Konray
posts cases he's considering.
Members of the jury read the case history, answer a few
questions and add comments. Based on the responses he gets,
Konray decides whether to drop, try or settle the case. Once
the decision is made, he posts the outcome.
'The litigants have agreed to settle ...'
For some fun entertainment, visit The
Court of Last Resort. Judge Webner's decisions are not
binding, but surfers can let their voices be heard, and maybe
even win a prize.
The site provides for submission of cases, or applications to
serve as a member of the jury. Read the complaint, view the
evidence -- maybe even cross-examine the plaintiff and
defendant, then submit your vote.
The court's decisions are posted after the cases are
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