A recent Washington Post article explains how government lawyers are struggling to fully understand the intricacies of the cases they deal with. More and more cases depend on technical evidence, but many lawyers lack the specialized knowledge needed to understand code, networks, data, privacy and other cyber concerns. This lack of understanding impedes investigations and suits, as lawyers are both unable to grasp the true nature of the case and unable to share this important information with the court or investigators. Lawyers can mislead courts and prosecutors, potentially defaming an innocent person, blurring legal boundaries, or impacting a case’s outcome. When lawyers don’t understand what they’re talking about, security and justice are put on the line.
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