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New Zealand eDiscovery Conference – one week to go

February 7th, 2013

We are now less than a week away from New Zealand’s inaugural eDiscovery Conference.

The Managing eDiscovery in New Zealand Conference is presented by Ernst & Young and E-Discovery Consulting. The event is being held in Auckland at the Stamford Plaza on Wednesday the 13th of February

The conference is specifically designed to look at the basics of electronic discovery, as well as providing a practical insight into what is required by the new discovery rules. The event will look to equip legal professionals with the further skills and the necessary grounding in electronic discovery.

I have just returned from LegalTech in New York, where I was able to witness latest developments in technology and eDiscovery practice. The NZ eDiscovery Conference will be an opportunity to raise the awareness of electronic discovery in the New Zealand market.

Currently there are over 70 delegates registered for the conference, with many more showing interest.

Registered attendees include lawyers and legal support staff from large and small law firms, as well as government and corporate organisations. Without naming everyone attending, the following organisations are represented –  

  • Bell Gully
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Commerce Commission
  • Crown Law
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • Deloitte
  • Duncan Cotterill
  • Fuji Xerox
  • Inland Revenue
  • Jackson Russell
  • Jones Fee
  • KPMG
  • Law in Order
  • Meredith Connell
  • McElroys
  • Pingar
  • Price Baker Berridge
  • Russell McVeagh
  • Simpson Grierson


The conference features leading eDiscovery experts and practitioners from across New Zealand and Australia. His Honour Judge Harvey will lead the event with a judicial viewpoint of the New Discovery Rules, before other speakers will address the eDiscovery basics.

Confirmed speakers include –                                                                                                             

  • His Honour Judge Harvey – District Court 
  • Paul Norrie, Senior Product Manager – Pingar
  • Kiri Harkess, Senior Associate – McElroys Lawyers
  • Lynn Holtz, Project Services Supervisor – Chapman Tripp Lawyers
  • Sarah Cordner, Senior Manager Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services – Ernst & Young
  • Guy Burgess, CEO – LawFlow
  • Warren Dunn, Head of Forensic Technology & Discovery Services – Ernst & Young
  • Andrew King, Legal Consultant – E-Discovery Consulting
  • Alan Watkins, Senior Systems Engineering Specialist – Symantec
  • Shane Jansz, Sales Manager, Asia Pacific – Nuix


We have been fortunate to attract a number of leading global e-discovery providers as well as local providers to the legal industry.

Major sponsors include –  

  • Nuix
  • Symantec
  • Merrill Corporation

Exhibitors and Contributors include –   

  • Intella (Vound)
  • Next Page
  • ScanTech
  • Streamlined Litigation Support
  • LawFlow
  • cP DocRev
  • Ernst & Young
  • E-Discovery Consulting  


Spots are filling fast, but there are still tickets available to attend. Registration information and further details about the conference can be found on the dedicated conference page.



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