LawFest 2018 on 8 March in New Zealand and the NZ steps towards electronic courts

To my regret, I have never made it to LawFest, the legal technology and innovation conference founded in New Zealand by Andrew King of eDiscovery Consulting.

With five successful events under his belt, Andrew King can claim to be the main influence of legal technology progress in New Zealand. The target audience is lawyers, CEOs, CIOs, practice managers, IT professionals and government agencies. The programme is not limited to electronic discovery but extends to the use of technology by lawyers across a wide range of activities.

One year, perhaps, I will make it. Meanwhile, I draw it to your attention in the hope that you can attend.

While on the subject of New Zealand, you might be interested in an article called New Zealand’s Electronic Courts and Tribunals Act 2016 by former District Court Judge David Harvey, a supporter of LawFest since its inception. David Harvey is disappointed by New Zealand’s experiment with electronic courts, as you may sense from his closing words – “All the legislation does is to imitate paper”. As the UK’s inept Ministry of Justice blunders its incompetent way towards electronic courts – seen by the MoJ as the magic bullet which will cure years of under-investment, mediocre management and simple neglect – we must hope that it will consider the experiences of other jurisdictions.


About Chris Dale

I have been an English solicitor since 1980. I run the e-Disclosure Information Project which collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure / eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere
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