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Judge David Harvey joins as an advisor to the NZ Law & Technology Conference

December 9th, 2015

New Zealand’s leading technology Judge, His Honour Judge David Harvey has joined as an advisor for the New Zealand Law and Technology Conference. The 4th Annual New Zealand Law & Technology Conference is taking place at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on the 11th of May 2016.

We are grateful to have Judge Harvey’s experience and expertise to help us organise the event. Judge Harvey will be assisting us with the programme for the conference in an advisory capacity.

In addition, Judge Harvey will be involved in two of the keynote sessions at conference. Firstly he will join his colleague Justice Raynor Asher on a Judicial Roundtable. They will discuss the latest developments in the law and courts with respect to managing matters electronically and the challenges therein, with a particular look at the discovery process in the courts and the focus on proportionality.

Judge Harvey will also present the final keynote session on Legal Futures and Technology. Judge Harvey will contemplate a technology driven on-line Court as an element in the improvement of access to justice, the law as Big Data and how analytics may help and the continuing engagement of lawyers in the effective use of technology.

About Judge Harvey

Judge Harvey has been a District Court Judge in New Zealand since 1989. He has been closely involved in Information Technology initiatives involving the Judiciary including the development of trial management software.

Judge Harvey has written about and presented at many events locally and internationally in the technology domain. In the past year, he has presented at leading legal technology events in London and Singapore.

In addition to his judicial duties, Judge Harvey was consultant editor for Butterworths “Electronic Business and Technology Law” and a member of the Editorial Board for Butterworths “Technology Law Forum”. He is a part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Auckland, teaching Law and Information Technology. He has written extensively in the field of law and has had published a book on the law and networked systems entitled, which is now in its fourth edition. He is currently engaged in writing a book about legal paradoxes in the digital paradigm.

In addition Judge Harvey is an active participant on Twitter and writes his own Blog about Law and IT – The IT Countrey Justice.

We have been fortunate to have Judge Harvey involved in the New Zealand Law & Technology Conference since its inception back in 2013. Judge Harvey has always left delegates in little doubt about the importance of lawyers and their law firms being aware of the technologies and the evolving practices that are required to manage information in today’s digital world.


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