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18 September, 2017
8:00 am
San Francisco, Los Angeles & Silicon Valley.
Security screening of hand

18 – 22 September, 2017

Court of the Future Network and the Institut des hautes études sur la justice are organising an executive research tour to courts and technology facilities in California. The bus tour, travelling from San Francisco to Los Angeles,  will visit three federal and two state courts and include visits to the headquarters of Cisco and Facebook.

It will focus on some key technology issues confronting courts:

  1. The paperless courtroom: digital documents and evidence display
  2. Cyber security
  3. Immersive video-conferencing
  4. Integrated courtroom management
  5. Social media for courts
  6. Remote interpreting
  7. Online Dispute Resolution and Artificial Intelligence.

The tour provides plenty of opportunities for informal exchanges between hosts and tour participants, and between the participants.

Who should attend?

  • Lawyers, judges and court officials
  • Architects and those involved in court architecture and design
  • Court security professionals
  • Academics and researchers – in Law, Psychology, Communications and IT
  • Communications practitioners and creators of digital products used in courts

Overview of itinerary

SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER

Check in and welcome reception for delegates, San Francisco

DAY 1: MONDAY 18 SEPTEMBER

AM: US Court of Appeals, San Francisco

PM: Architecture Tour, Bus to San Jose

Evening: Check in and dinner, San Jose

DAY 2: TUESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER

All day: Activities at Cisco headquarters, San Jose

DAY 3: WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

AM: Guided visit to Facebook HQ, Menlo Park

PM: Family Justice Centre Courthouse, San Jose

Evening: Bus to Fresno

DAY 4: THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

AM: US District Court, Fresno

PM: Tulare County Superior Court, Porterville

Evening: Bus to Visilia, Formal dinner

DAY 5: FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

AM: Bus and visit Los Angeles Federal Courthouse, Wrap-up.

2017 Court Tour – Full Itinerary  (1.8 MB pdf)

Partner organisations

This tour is also being supported by an international group of scholars, the Cyberjustice Consortium, based at the University of Montreal, and the American Institute of Architects’ Academy of Architecture for Justice.

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