Virtual court: Video game could help litigants who don’t have a lawyer
Hartford Courant - 09/15/2014
In the online world, would-be pilots pretend to land airplanes, medical residents replicate surgeries, and future investors manage fantasy portfolios in a virtual stock exchange in video games designed to simulate actual situations.
Now, legal aid lawyers in Connecticut and NuLawLab of Boston’s Northeastern University School of Law hope creating a video law game that puts litigants before a virtual judge will help the increasing numbers of people representing themselves in civil legal proceedings throughout the state and nation.
Though the game is still in its early stages of development, the idea of demystifying the courtroom for those who cannot afford legal representation already has caught on internationally.