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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 ...

Court TV

The Court TV Law Center goes well beyond 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 submitted.

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 ...'

Last Resort

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 concluded.


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  • Court TV Law Center
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  • The Court of Last Resort
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