The term “Green” has come to mean a consciousness about our impacts on the environment. When applied to law I am afraid “Green” also means naive.
A “Green” person looks for of opportunities to save trees. The latest is to not printing wills on paper, instead create and verify them somehow on-screen.
At least one state, Nevada, has legislated a means to sign a will without ever picking up a pen. Instead electronic signature is allowed. They have something called the Nevada Lockbox for wills and other documents that are not in original form anywhere else.
This is also “Green” in terms of lack of experience with fraud. Forgive my conservative nature but I see this development as a means to encourage self-help inheritance.
Back when the term “software” was new and “hardware” was something you bought on Saturday for home repairs, our firm had a case where a document damaging to our client surfaced during litigation. It was drafted on a computer and an ostensible cursive signature of our client endorsed the same.
Our client swore that was not her handwriting. It wasnt. Instead it belonged to an early version of the Word program but we were too inexperienced to know the difference. We had to call an expert witness to disprove the document.
I wonder if we would have to call that expert now? Probably not, as we are not that “Green”.