Federal Communications Law Journal

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date


Publication Citation

48 Federal Communications Law Journal 545 (1996)


The increase in technology gives rise to an interesting discussion on whether the way lawyers approach the law will change. This question is analyzed with Professor Katsh's premise that the increase in the use of computers and networks will ultimately change the manner in which lawyers accumulate and use information. The Reviewer defends the role of lawyers as being more than just "information providers;" lawyers are guardians of a distinguished service as well. The Reviewer declares that what lawyers do cannot be oversimplified by computers and networks. Nevertheless, the Reviewer emphasizes that Law in a Digital World does provide insight into the effect new technologies may have on the day-to-day practice of law.