Paperless Hearings Workshop (CPD 6.5 hrs)

8:45am Thursday, 26 October 2017
5:00pm Thursday, 26 October 2017
CPD Training
Grand Mercure Hotel
8 Customs Street East
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

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Our recent highly successful Paperless Hearings webinar highlighted the need for more help for barristers at all levels as they transition to presenting using electronic bundles. 
We are therefore offering a one day workshop to provide hands-on experience, led by Phillip Cornegé and Josh McBride, supported by our workshop judge, Dr David Harvey, along with junior barrister, Gretta Schumacher and NZBA staff. 
In the morning, attendees will work on their computers with electronic bundles, and learn techniques for marking them up and quickly navigating through the documents. This will be an interactive session with individual attention given to all those present. 

Please note that you will need to bring a laptop that has been loaded with editing PDF software - preferably Adobe Acrobat DC or an equivalent.  If you have an iPad or Tablet, you might also want to bring that with you.
In the afternoon, those participants who wish to, will give a five minute presentation using the casebook before our judge and will then be given feedback on their presentation by Dr Harvey and our workshop leaders, Josh and Phillip.  Participants will then have the opportunity to repeat the presentation, incorporating the comments and advice received. 


The presenters, Phillip Cornegé and Josh McBride, have been working in a paperless environment for some years, both on their feet in court and in their offices. They have an interest in the use of technology in law and considerable experience in this area, including having written and presented on the subject. 

Phillip Cornegé graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2004 with a BA/LLB(Hons). In 2003 he received the Sir Richard Wild Memorial Cup, and John Thomas Prize, as winner of the Law School’s advocacy competition.
Between 2004 and 2009, Phillip worked in the litigation departments at Bell Gully and Minter Ellison Rudd Watts. He worked on a range of commercial matters, including employment, contract, competition, and public law, disputes. He spent time on secondment at both the Department of Corrections and BNZ. From 2009 to 2014, Phillip worked at Almao Douch, the office of the Crown Solicitor at Hamilton. He prosecuted serious criminal offending on behalf of the Crown and several regulatory authorities. Phillip commenced practice as a barrister sole in February 2014.
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. His areas of practice include contract interpretation, shareholder/partner disputes, trade mark infringement, consumer law, joint ventures and partnerships, construction law, insolvency, fraud, administrative law, and professional negligence. Josh also acts for defendants, such as company directors, facing criminal proceedings brought by regulators. Josh is a regular presenter at Law Society and Bar Association seminars and a faculty member of the NZLS Litigation Skills Programme. He is also involved with a number of charitable ventures in the creative sector, including the Basement Theatre Trust, of which he is a founding trustee.
Dr David Harvey is a former Judge of the District Court well known for his expertise in the area of law and information technology and the author of the leading textbook on law and online systems – Selected Issues (now in its fourth edition). He is the Director of the New Zealand Centre for ICT Law, a specialist research and teaching Centre within the Law Faculty at the University of Auckland. David's latest book, Collisions in the Digital Paradigm: Law and rule making in the internet age, was recently published by Bloomsbury (Hart Publishing Ltd). 
Webinar Chair, Gretta Schumacher, is a Junior Barrister representative on the NZBA council and has a particular interest in the use of social media and technology in law. Gretta graduated BA/LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland. She received a Senior Scholar award in both Law and Arts and received the F A de la Mare Memorial Prize for best academic record in the Part III law programme.

Gretta represented New Zealand at the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Competition, as well as the Red Cross Asia-Pacific International Humanitarian Law Moot Competition.  Prior to joining Shortland Chambers as a junior barrister, Gretta was a Judges' Clerk at the Court of Appeal of New Zealand.


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For enquiries about this workshop please contact our Training Director, Jacqui Thompson.

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Ticket Prices (ex GST):

  • Members -  $513.70. 
  • Non-member -  $604.35.  
  • Junior barristers (0-7 years) -  $347. Please contact the NZBA to access this special junior pricing.

Group Discounts: Please contact the NZBA for details of group pricing. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy: If a participant is unable to attend the workshop, the participant can nominate a substitute to attend at no additional cost. If a substitute cannot be found, a refund less a service fee of $50.00 will apply to all cancellations (received in writing) before midday Friday 6 October 2017. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that time. The NZBA reserves the right to cancel or reschedule workshops if necessary.

Learning needs:

  • Presentation and advocacy techniques
  • Creating material in an effective electronic format
  • Organisation of material
  • Effective annotation before and during a hearing
  • Quick retrieval of documents and information during a hearing

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