An expert system for a legal office

Massey, Philip (1995) An expert system for a legal office. Research Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.


The subject of this thesis is the use of Information Technology (IT) to assist in the resolution of cases that appear before the Family Law Court in Australia. IT is used to assist in two processes. The first process is the intelligent gathering and preparation of information for Family Law cases. The second process is the modeling of case-decisions by the Family Law Court. The first process is covered in this thesis and the second process is part of the Andrew Stranieri's doctorate research at La Trobe University. Legal Interaction Charts (LIC) are developed to model procedures a Family Law solicitor carries out when gathering information and preparing a case. Sequenced Event Charts (SEC) are developed to implement LICs on a computer.

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Master of Applied Science

Item type Thesis (Research Master thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0803 Computer Software
Historical > FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 1801 Law
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Keywords legal expert systems, computer science, marital property, equitable distribution, data processing, divorce, law, legislation, Australia
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