Courts & Trials in the Digital Age

June 1-2, 2023



About the Conference

Digital technology continues to affect nearly every aspect of life, including court operations and trials. The 2023 CLCT Court Affiliates Conference will address key elements of how digital technology interfaces with court operations and trials. In addition to the critical information sharing that is part of the Court Affiliate Reports, our topics will include:

  • Unrepresented litigants and the court: from court navigator technology to digital evidence presentation at trial;
  • Choosing courtroom technology in the age of technology abundance: standardization vs. economy and specialization;
  • Digital manipulation of evidence; deep fakes and trial evidence.
  • And, of course we will address large language models like ChatGPT.

The Conference keynote address will be provided by Professor Karim Benyekhlef, Director of the University of Montreal’s Cyberjustice Laboratory, and member of the university’s Centre de recherche en droit public.

As always, in-person attendees will be able to enjoy the delights of 18th Century Colonial Williamsburg. However, this year, that will be augmented by the opportunity to see the world’s first remote life-size 3-dimensional holographic testimony in the McGlothlin Courtroom.

Conference Materials

Attendance Options

Registration is CLOSED. Please contact us at or 757-221-2494 if you have any questions.


The Holiday Inn & Suites Williamsburg Historic – Gateway has a block set aside for conference attendees for $130 a night for the nights of May 31st and June 1st. The discounted rate is available until May 16, 2023. To reserve you room please call 1-757-229-9990 and mention that you are staying in the block of rooms set aside for the conference or reserve online.

Hotel Address:
515 Bypass Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185


Join other conference participants for dinner on Thursday, June 1st, 2023. Please note the cost of this meal is not included in registration.

Make sure to select the appropriate registration option to attend as seating is limited.

Restaurant Address:

Sal’s By Victor
1242 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188



The nearest airports are the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (17.7 miles, PHF), the Norfolk International Airport* (42.2 miles, ORF), and the Richmond International Airport (45.5 miles, RIC). Taxi service and rental cars are available for transport to and from the airport.

Uber & Lyft

Uber and Lyft prices for one way transportation to the W&M Law School from the hotel (4.8 miles) will cost approximately $9. Prices are subject to change and are only estimations.

Law School Address**
613 S Henry St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Airport Addresses

Newport News/Williamsburg International:
900 Bland Blvd, Newport News, VA 23602

Richmond International:
1 Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr, Richmond, VA 23250

Norfolk International Airport:
2200 Norview Ave, Norfolk, VA 23518

* Please be aware that landing at ORF will require navigating heavy traffic, including the bridge tunnels, which causes travel times and costs to vary significantly. Most choose to come in through the RIC or PHF.

** Please note that parking at the Law School can be found under the same address.

Please visit our webpage if you would like more information on how to join the Court Affiliates Program.

This content has been updated on July 10, 2023 at 2:46 pm.