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Building on the success of the inaugural New Zealand eDiscovery Conference

January 21st, 2014

The 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference will build on the success of the inaugural Managing eDiscovery in New Zealand conference held in February 2013. The conference is presented by E-Discovery Consulting and EY, taking place at the Stamford Plaza in Auckland on the 19th of March 2014.

The inaugural event attracted over 100 participants and was hailed as a great success by attendees and vendors alike.  The conference attracted many members of New Zealand’s legal fraternity including senior lawyers, barristers, in-house legal counsel as well as service providers to the industry – most firms involved in litigation were represented in some capacity.

“most firms involved in litigation were represented in some capacity”

Since the 2013 conference, we have had considerable interest inquiring further about details for the 2014 event. The interest has extended to many that were not able to attend the inaugural event, but heard about it from colleagues.

The comments of 2013 delegates

Some of the comments that we received post the 2013 event included –

“Judge Harvey’s presentation was fantastic”

“Warren is a fabulous host/moderator”

“Fantastic – well done. Look forward to the 2014 event”

“Panel was a great idea to answer questions and initiate discussion”

“Great overview of the whole EDRM”

“The conference provided important background information that will help our firm going forward”

“Great opportunity to meet technology and service providers that we didn’t know were in New Zealand”

“Let us know if you are running the event again and we will be there”

Taking the event to another level

We have taken the event to another level for 2014 whilst building on the basics from the inaugural event in 2013. The conference will provide a greater awareness of the evolving issues and complexities in managing electronic information, issues that will continue to place greater pressures on lawyers. The programme is designed to focus on the best practices that can reduce the burden and cost out of managing information electronically.

The 2014 event will go to another level by –

  • Internationally renowned eDiscovery expert Browning Marean of DLA Piper USA confirmed as the International keynote
  • Leading international eDiscovery and technology Judge, His Honour Judge David Harvey is back again to deliver the Judicial keynote
  • A panel featuring Deloitte, PwC, KPMG and EY discussing issues around electronic evidence, collection, preservation and forensics
  • Leading litigation partner Polly Pope of Russell McVeagh confirmed to deliver a session on managing eDiscovery exercises
  • AUT Digital Forensic Research Professor Brian Cusack to discuss ‘Understanding information management in the digital age’
  • Jo Sherman of EDT and Elizabeth Miller of Law In Order are confirmed to appear on panel discussions
  • The conference is eligible to earn CPD hours towards lawyer’s mandatory Continuing Professional Development requirements.
  • A networking drinks function at the conclusion of the conference.
  • The New Zealand Bar Association confirmed as a supporting association of the event.
  • Discounted accommodation rates have been secured at the Stamford Plaza
  • EDT and Law In Order confirmed as sponsors of the event


Further information about the 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference can be found on the event webpage.



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