Technology Dangers for Lawyers

Former student George Carder sent along this tale of caution about technology and client relations:

I was preparing a will for an 87-year-old woman.  She and her 67-year-old daughter were meeting with me.  I was looking at her previous will, which said she was to be “interned.”

I was thinking that didn’t look right and that the correct word was “interred.”  So I pulled out my phone, hit Google and touched the mic button.  When I said “interred,” unfortunately, Google didn’t hear the “in” part.

Can you imagine my embarrassment when my phone shouted out the definition of what it thought it heard?

–Thanks to George Carder

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Andrew Jay McClurg is a law professor whose teaching and research interests include tort law, products liability, legal education, privacy law and firearms policy. He holds the Herbert Herff Chair of Excellence in Law at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
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