About Us

McGlothlin CourtroomThe Center for Legal and Court Technology is a non-profit research, education, and consulting organization that works to improve the administration of justice through the use of technology. We aim to assist all members of the legal profession, from courts and government agencies to judges and lawyers. As of 2014, CLCT is directly supporting over 2,000 judges and courtrooms.

We began our efforts over twenty years ago as a joint project of the William & Mary Law School and the National Center for State Courts. Since our beginning, we have worked hard to accomplish our mission: To improve the world’s legal systems through the appropriate use of technology.

At CLCT, we have many different ways of reaching that goal. We hold legal technology demonstrations and discussions, hosting jurists, lawyers, academics, court administrators, technologists, architects and many others from around the world. We are a leader in empirical and legal research on courtroom technology, and we occasionally offer judicial and lawyer education and training. We also design technology-augmented courtrooms by providing design consulting services in conjunction with Martin Gruen, our emeritus Deputy Director.

Above all, we are known for the McGlothlin Courtroom at William & Mary Law School: the world’s most technologically advanced trial and appellate courtroom and classroom.

CLCT has worldwide influence, with affiliated projects in the United Kingdom and Australia. We also support the Courtroom 21 Court Affiliates Program: a network of state, federal, and foreign courts that seek to use courtroom technology more effectively and successfully.  CLCT hosts the Court Affiliates’ Conference, giving those institutions a forum to address legal, administrative, and technological issues.