'Tablet' trial in courts will cost pound(s)310k [Evening Times (Glasgow, Scotland)]
(Evening Times (Glasgow, Scotland) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) PROSECUTORS are testing the use of tablet computers in court.
The hand held devices are being used by fiscal deputes in some sheriff court hearings in Falkirk, Perth and Lerwick.
A special computer application is also electronically reviewing and managing case documents for court cases.
The cost of the pilot, including hardware, software and staff training, is said to be pound(s)310,000.
Catherine Dyer, chief executive of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, said: "Prosecutors recognise the need to maximise our efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint."
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