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Happy E-Discovery Day !

December 4th, 2018

Today is the 4th annual E-Discovery Day across the globe. Here in New Zealand, we are ahead of the rest of the world (well, in time zone anyway), so we get to celebrate before others.   A day devoted to just eDiscovery, surely not? For many of us that live and breathe eDiscovery (and have done […]

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Ari Kaplan Podcast – Why Legal Tech Conferences Have Become a Global Phenomenon

September 27th, 2018

Recently I was fortunate to be interviewed by leading legal tech thought leader Ari Kaplan in one of his Reinventing Professionals podcasts. Ari’s podcasts “share insights with industry leaders shaping the next generation of legal and professional services”. On the podcast we talked LawFest and legal technology in New Zealand, together with why legal tech […]

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What might happen to New Zealand legal services and lawyers?

June 6th, 2018

The practice of law and how legal services are delivered is changing and will change further. At the same time more legal professionals are looking to innovate and leverage technology to help deliver legal services, both for today and the future. Recently LawTalk published an in-depth feature looking at the future of legal services in […]

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Launch of the New Zealand Legal Tech Index

May 8th, 2018

Last month, LawFest launched the New Zealand Legal Technology Index. The index is New Zealand’s first listing of businesses that provide tech products and services to the New Zealand legal industry. Check out the LawFest press release here with further details about the index. The index enables legal professionals to explore and connect with the […]

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Review of LawFest 2018

April 30th, 2018

Last month over 250 legal professionals from corporate organisations, law firms and government attended LawFest 2018. It is great to see how far the event has come over the past 6 years, as it is now regarded as one of New Zealand’s must do legal conferences. We had a great programme for delegates to learn […]

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Join me at LawFest 2018

September 14th, 2017

LawFest 2018 is back on 8 March 2018 at The Langham in Auckland. The one-day conference is the one event legal professionals should attend every year. LawFest provides an opportunity for anyone involved in the intersection of technology and the law to develop their knowledge and immerse themselves in the latest topics and trends in […]

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LawFest – A look back at New Zealand’s premier legal innovation and technology event

June 29th, 2017

It has been a busy last few months. On the 17th of May I ran LawFest, where over 200 people from law firms, in-house legal teams and the technology industry joined some of New Zealand’s leading legal technology thinkers at the Langham in Auckland. It was great to see the amount of energy and interest […]

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LawFest: New Zealand’s Premier Legal Innovation & Technology Event

December 1st, 2016

Building on the success of the last three years of New Zealand’s dedicated legal technology event, LawFest 2017 is being held in Auckland on 17 May 2017. It’s not just ‘another conference’ – it is the one event of the year legal professionals should attend to discover how technology and innovation can impact them, their firms and […]

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Let’s dig a little deeper into what I do !

August 17th, 2016

In my last post I explored the common issue of articulating what I did. This got me thinking about providing further detail about exactly what it is that I do. Over five years ago I decided to leave the comfortable surrounds of working inside law firms as I wanted to be able to provide more […]

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Looking back on the NZ Law & Technology Conference

May 20th, 2016

The New Zealand Law and Technology Conference lived up to its billing, with New Zealand’s premier legal technology event attracting over 150 participants in Auckland last week – without question our best event yet ! Watch the video ! The one day conference provided a platform to educate, showcase and encourage greater adoption of technology […]

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See you at the NZ Law & Technology Conference

May 5th, 2016

It is only a few more days until New Zealand’s premier legal technology event takes place at the Pullman in Auckland, Wednesday the 11th of May. This year we will see over 130 attend the one day conference, with the event continuing to grow year on year. Putting together an event like this can be […]

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Getting the most out of attending the NZ Law & Technology Conference

April 5th, 2016

Attending the New Zealand Law and Technology Conference will be a beneficial learning experience for you and your firm. The event provides a platform to help educate and prepare you for how to effectively embrace technology for today and into the future. The one day conference is specifically designed to provide the latest legal technology developments and […]

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Rod Drury to deliver Keynote at the NZ Law & Technology Conference

February 10th, 2016

We are excited to announce Xero CEO and founder Rod Drury as the opening keynote for the New Zealand Law and Technology Conference.  Rod will provide an energizing start to the day, as the conference provides a platform to educate, showcase and encourage greater adoption of technology by lawyers and their firms. Delegates will hear a […]

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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 […]

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NZ Law & Technology Conference returns

December 4th, 2015

EY and my company (E-Discovery Consulting) have again joined forces to present the New Zealand Law and Technology Conference. The event is taking place at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on the 11th of May 2016. Over the last decade advances in technology have greatly transformed the practice of law as well as the management of a legal […]

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Positive signs in the New Zealand eDiscovery journey

August 19th, 2015

Over the past couple of years I have started to notice some encouraging signs in New Zealand with the approaches to eDiscovery and embracing technology generally. At the same time, New Zealand still has a long way to go to catch up with the rest of the world in how law firms embrace technology, but […]

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Highlights of the Technology Demonstration Stream

May 13th, 2015

In my last few posts I have provided an overview of the three separate streams from the New Zealand Law and Technology Conference. In this the final summary of the event, I will take a more in-depth look at the Technology Demonstrations & Case Studies Stream.    This year we introduced a new Technology Demonstration & Case […]

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Highlights of the Legal Technology Stream

May 5th, 2015

Over the course of my next few posts, I am providing a summary of each stream from the New Zealand Law and Technology Conference. New Zealand’s premier legal technology event, which was held in Auckland last month. In my last post I summarised the Legal & eDiscovery Stream from the event. Today is the turn to take […]

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Highlights of the Legal and eDiscovery Stream

April 30th, 2015

In my last post, I provided an overview of New Zealand Law and Technology Conference, which was held in Auckland on the 18th of March. So let’s now look at some of the highlights from the Legal & eDiscovery Stream. eDiscovery 101 The conference kicked off with a breakfast workshop – eDiscovery 101 – Back […]

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Overview of the New Zealand Law and Technology Conference

April 21st, 2015

On the 18th of March, E-Discovery Consulting and EY welcomed over 120 participants from the New Zealand legal fraternity to the New Zealand Law and Technology Conference.  The conference has developed into New Zealand’s premier legal technology event, providing a platform for anyone involved in the intersection of technology and the law to develop their […]

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Preview of the Technology Demonstration Stream

March 5th, 2015

We are now less than two weeks away from the New Zealand Law and Technology Conference, taking place at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on the 18th of March 2015. As mentioned in my earlier posts, the event has been expanded this year to provide delegates with three streams with an exciting line-up of speakers. This […]

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Preview of the Legal Technology Stream

March 4th, 2015

It is two weeks today to the New Zealand Law and Technology Conference, taking place at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on the 18th of March 2015. This year the event has been expanded to provide delegates with three streams with an exciting line-up of speakers. Following on from my previous post on the Legal and eDiscovery […]

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Preview of the Legal and eDiscovery Stream

March 3rd, 2015

We are now just over two weeks away from the New Zealand Law and Technology Conference, taking place at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on the 18th of March 2015. The event has pulled together an exciting new line-up of speakers across its newly expanded three talk streams. Leading Keynote Speakers Opening the conference again this year with […]

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LegalTech 2015 – a New Zealand Perspective

February 17th, 2015

A couple of weeks back as many New Zealanders were still enjoying the beach I made my annual trek up to New York where all of the legal technology community converge for the annual LegalTech show. LegalTech attracts over 10,000 attendees For those that do not live and breathe eDiscovery, LegalTech is the largest legal […]

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Workshop provides a grounding on eDiscovery Basics

February 10th, 2015

We have designed an ‘eDiscovery 101 – Back to Basics’ workshop prior to the New Zealand Law and Technology Conference. The workshop has been tailored to provide the necessary grounding in the practical requirements of the eDiscovery process. The workshop will be an ideal starting point, or refresher session prior to exploring the wider issues […]

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Nigel Murray to deliver Keynote at the NZ Law & Technology Conference

November 27th, 2014

Leading eDiscovery and legal technology expert Nigel Murray will be delivering the International Keynote at the New Zealand Law and Technology Conference. The event is taking place at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on the 18th of March 2015. Nigel Murray will provide an international perspective looking at how lawyers and law firms can meet the […]

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Judge Harvey to deliver the Judicial Keynote at the NZ Law & Technology Conference

November 18th, 2014

New Zealand’s leading technology Judge, His Honour Judge David Harvey will be delivering the Judicial Keynote session at the New Zealand Law and Technology Conference. The event is taking place at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on the 18th of March 2015. Judge Harvey will present his Judicial Keynote session on “How technology Challenges Law”. The […]

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ALPMA supports the NZ Law & Technology Conference

November 3rd, 2014

ALPMA has been confirmed as a supporting organisation for the New Zealand Law and Technology Conference. The event is taking place at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on the 18th of March 2015. About ALPMA The Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA), is the peak professional association representing law firm managers and leaders. ALPMA provides an authoritative […]

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New Zealand Bar Association supports the NZ Law & Technology Conference

October 22nd, 2014

The New Zealand Bar Association (NZBA) has been confirmed as a supporting organisation for the New Zealand Law and Technology Conference. The event is taking place at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on the 18th of March 2015. The NZBA was a supporting organisation of the 2nd Annual New Zealand eDiscovery Conference in 2014 which attracted […]

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SAVE THE DATE: NZ Law & Technology Conference – 18 March 2015

September 18th, 2014

E-Discovery Consulting and EY have again joined forces to present the New Zealand Law and Technology Conference. The event is taking place at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on the 18th of March 2015. The New Zealand Law and Technology Conference will build on the success of the last two annual conferences, which both attracted over 100 participants and were […]

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