Location/Date: Cornell Law School, March 14, 2002
Purpose of the Web
Site: To capture discussions in order to continue the
Meeting Start Time: 10:00
A.M. Program participants had an opportunity to
introduce themselves and to briefly discuss their practice
setting and experience. Steve Krane, president of the
New York State Bar Association, started the meeting by sharing
his overview of changes in technology and his thoughts about
the impact technology will have on the profession.10:45 AM or 11:00 A.M.
Peter W. Martin, co-director
of Cornell's Legal Information Institute, discussed what
he saw happening with the Internet and its impact on the
practice of law, emerging technologies and the relationship
with the law school.
Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00
Afternoon session: Lorraine
Powers Tharp, NYSBA President-elect and
A. Thomas Levin joined
guests to speak about how computers are changing their
what opportunities and challenges they see for the bar
association. Common threads are being extracted.
Consensus Session: 4:00 PM
- 5:00 PM. Reached consensus on the most important
issues and began discussions
on an action plan.
Reception and Dinner: The Heights Restaurant for a
6:00 PM reception and 6:30 dinner.
York State Bar Association - Stephen P. Gallagher
(518) 487-5595 fax - (518) 487-5694
GOALS FOR TECHNOLOGY
Monday, March 18,
will assist every lawyer in having a computer with
email and Internet access by June 2004.
will provide expanded resources to assist members to
i) Broaden scope, diversity and accessibility of
ii) Expand information about benefits of going
iii) Offer member discounts on hardware and
iv) Promote section and committee efforts to
research innovative approaches for the use of
will expand the use of technology to conduct
i) Support section and committees' efforts to
utilize teleconference and video conferencing in an
effort to encourage member participation in
meetings, meetings and implement a pilot
teleconferencing project at the Bar Center in Albany
and at least 2 other locations in NYS before end of
ii) NYSBA's Executive Committee will begin using the
web and email lists for the distribution and
exchange of documents before end of 2002.
iii) NYSBA to publish House of Delegate and
Executive Committee actions onto the web site before
end of 2002.
NYSBA web site will become the online, "community
for New York law practice."
i) Support sections' efforts to build online
ii) Expand NYSBA's web presence to become a filter
or portal to public information maintained by state
and Federal agencies.
iii) Develop new rules relating to privacy, security
and accessibility of public information for this
NYSBA will expand the use of electronic networks and
Internet-based solutions to provide expanded
information to the public.
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Peter H. Martin's Work
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