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9 Res Gestae 5 (Jan. 1965)


Computers and automation have brought about what some have called the "Second Industrial Revolution." But automation is most frequently considered and discussed as it applies to industry or to scientific research. In this article, Professor Dickerson points out that lawyers, too, are already greatly affected by the age of automation. Computers can probably be most useful to lawyers in the area of research, but as the writer indicates, they can and are being used for such diverse things as estate planning, legislative redistricting and predicting in advance the outcome of judicial decisions.