|Professional Public Scribes (standard:Editorials, 565 words)|
|Author: GXD||Added: Oct 18 2008||Views/Reads: 1760/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|The new profession of Public Scribe enables people who are at a disadvantage in our complex urbanized and rapidly changing society to more easily cope with demands of our Justice system.|
Professional Public Scribes Changes during the last decade have left many older people behind in their ability to cope with today's complex activities of daily living. These activities include the use of computers, cellphones,credit cards, automated bank machines and other technological challenges. More and more elderly people are having difficulty adapting to so many changes during the last decade.. The Professional Public Scribe is a person with a culturally developed character who is skilled in using Internet information searches, The Scribe is able to deal with people of every age from many different cultures. The Scribe listens to a client (in much the same way as a doctor or attorney) and formulates a search for information that meets the client's needs. Service charges are on a fee-plus-cost basis and may be paid by the client or other sponsor. One or two scribes would serve each supermarket or mall, in clearly visible locations, with privacy. Many scribes would serve each local district, urban or rural. This would create millions of new jobs for skilled and highly educated people, while serving a great (and growing) need in society. An example shows one advantageous use for the Professional Public Scribe: In the real world, minor conflicts of interest often arise. To cope with the growing multitude of such disputes, many complex (costly) aides to the Justice system have been spawned: arbitrators, ombudsmen, advocates, mediators, counselors, translators, dispute resolution centers, and many other roles. Since the justice system is often overwhelmed by urgent cases, a low-cost procedure can be used to compile a brief, well-written and referenced document to assist judges, attorneys , paralegals and other professionals in arriving at a prompt judgment. This would accelerate the subsequent courtroom process and clear the way for handling new cases – in less time and at lower cost. To minimize the complexity and costs of legal proceedings for minor conflicts (those which are not a matter of life and death), the Professional Public Scribe provides a new, low-cost way to deal with such cases swiftly, right in the client's neighborhood. This would remove considerable burden from our court system, conserve more of the revenue which is transferred from one party to another, and liberate a million or more attorneys, judges, bailiffs, jailers, prisoners,arbitrators, mediators, counselors, and other minions of the Justice hierarchy. In this way, it would enable them to focus more of their efforts on the urgent task of creating value in society. What I visualize is a relatively simple software program based on a long-term round-robin study that would provide the Public Scribe with a way to assign positive and negative digital values to clusters of concepts expressed in legal documents. These studies would link with all accessible databases in the legal profession that are public records. The professional public scribe would be able to locate and assemble all the needed legal documentation in a given subject area. (Most Internet users may not have the full gamut of skills to effectively search such a massive data base). The Scribe then condenses all the data to a brief, explicit, detailed and easy-to-read extract for immediate use. The extract may be from one to several pages This is only one example showing the practical use of a Public Scribe who can provide a wide variety of similar services. Ref.: “Concept for Accelerating Minor Judgments” by Gerald X. Diamond, Seattle, April 8, 1992 Tweet
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