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How to Work with Civil Electronic Casebooks in the Senior Courts

5:00pm Thursday, 11 April 2019
6:30pm Thursday, 11 April 2019
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This 1.5 hour webinar outlines how to work with civil electronic casebooks (e-casebooks) in the senior courts and discusses the changes introduced by the updated Electronic Documents Protocol (EDP).

While this is offered as a webinar we are also looking for a small audience to attend this as a live event.  Please contact the NZBA if you are available to attend the live event, which will be held in the Auckland CBD. 

Following the 2018 review of the EDP, changes have been made to simplify the construction and use of e-casebooks. The protocol now uses a single electronic folder, although the table of contents is divided into volumes so that anyone using a paper version can print and bind the casebook. The numbering system is also new. With familiarity, users will be able to associate number series with document types, and automated hyperlinking should be more straightforward. It should also be easier to adapt a trial court bundle for appellate use.

The webinar will cover:

  • the Electronic Document Protocol
  • preparing an e-casebook, including folder structures and hyperlinking
  • presenting using the e-casebook
  • some judicial observations
  • frequently asked questions

This webinar is suitable for all litigators.

Our Presenters:

Hon. Justice Forrie Miller (LLM, Toronto: BA/LLB (Hons), Otago) was appointed to the High Court of New Zealand in 2004, and to the Court of Appeal in 2013.  He was formerly chairman of Chapman Tripp, solicitors, where he had a commercial litigation practice focused on securities, regulatory and competition law.  In the High Court,  the Judge was executive Judge for the Wellington circuit.  He designed and until 2013 managed the Earthquake List for the many cases arising from the Christchurch earthquakes.  For this work, he shared the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration Award for Excellence in 2013.

In the Court of Appeal, his Honour has been responsible for developing electronic casebooks for use in criminal and civil jurisdictions.  He chairs the Judicial Reference Group, a cross-bench committee working with the Ministry of Justice on an electronic content management system which will lead to electronic filing and case management systems in all New Zealand courts.  He also chairs the Judicial Libraries Management Board, which exercises governance responsibilities over judicial libraries.

Josh McBride was admitted to the bar in 1998 and has worked at leading litigation practices in Auckland, Sydney and London. He is a specialist trial and appellate advocate. As well as his commercial law practice, Josh also acts for defendants, such as company directors, facing criminal proceedings brought by regulators. Josh has worked in a paperless environment for many years and as a founder of Richmond Chambers, promoted this practice internally. He co-presented with Phillip on a webinar on paperless hearings and leading highly successful workshops on the same subject for the NZBA.

Phillip Cornegé is an experienced litigator, providing advice and representation on a range of civil, criminal, and public law matters. He also acts for defendants in regulatory and professional disciplinary proceedings, and before sporting (including racing) disciplinary bodies. Phillip has worked in leading commercial firms and the Crown Solicitor's office at Hamilton. He is an effective trial and appellate advocate, having appeared as lead counsel in over 100 trials and appeals. He is also an experienced negotiator. Phillip uses up-to-date technology to provide the best possible experience for his clients. He provides an efficient, timely, and cost-effective service. Phillip has previously presented at a webinar on paperless hearings and led workshops on the same subject for the NZBA.         

Anja Borchardt is a barrister from Bankside Chambers in Auckland. She practices in general commercial and civil litigation. She completed her undergraduate degree in Germany and 2002 and moved to New Zealand the following year where she obtained a Masters degree from Victoria University of Wellington focused on the field of employment law. Anja is very experienced in providing general litigation support and document management assistance to senior counsel up to Supreme Court level. Anja was also admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2012.

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Cancellation-Refund Policy: If a participant is unable to attend the seminar, a substitute participant is welcome to attend at no additional cost. If you cannot find a substitute or attend the live webinar yourself,  a recording together with CPD material can be made available to you shortly afterwards. A refund less a service fee of $25.00 will apply to all cancellations (received in writing) before midday Friday 8 April 2019. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that time. The NZBA reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars if necessary.

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