May 15, 2017

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Justice Robert E. Gordon

Justice Robert E. Gordon graduated from law school in 1962, when everything was drafted first by hand and then by typewriter. The bar exam was all essay questions, legal research was accomplished most effectively by using Words and Phrases, and communication was face-to-face or over the telephone. Important correspondence was sent by mail. Justice Gordon recalls that technological advancement was once measured by the large disks used for recording devices becoming smaller over time. He also notes that the first computers introduced to the practice of law were too slow and were only used by secretaries.

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