Roberta Katz, Netscape General Counsel, will speak at the first plenary session during the 92nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries in Washington, D.C. Ms. Katz is scheduled to appear on Sunday, July 18, 1999, at 1:15 p.m. to present her ideas on reforming the civil justice system for the 21st century.
Ms. Katz is the Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Netscape Communications Corporation. Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Katz was a cultural anthropologist. Her interest in technological and social change led her to study the effects of the Information Age on the American civil justice system. She is the author of Justice Matters: Rescuing the Legal System for the 21st Century. Her book reports the results of her study and proposes a civil justice system that would organize courts by subject matter; would make greater use of court-appointed experts; and would require more subject-matter expertise from judges and juries. Ms. Katz is a member of the Board of Directors of the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) Software Division; also, she is a member of the California Governor's Electronic Commerce Advisory Council. Ms. Katz was named recently one of "The Fifty Most Influential Women Lawyers in America" by the National Law Journal.
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