The Future of Online Advocacy Post-Lockdown (CPD 1.5 hr)

5:00pm Wednesday, 21 October 2020
6:30pm Wednesday, 21 October 2020
CPD Training
At your desk
From your location
Everywhere, unknown 1010
New Zealand

This webinar from the NZBA Masters Series, with a distinguished Trans-Tasman panel of judges and senior counsel, asks how the virtual world of advocacy can be used to improve the administration of justice and how counsel can best operate in that environment.

The Lockdowns proved challenging for the courts and those that appear before them. Online forums were required to ensure that justice could continue to be done.  Lessons learned during that time have opened possibilities for new ways of operating in the future.

Australian and New Zealand courts moved quickly to adopt and/or implement technologies and protocols that now may well be here to stay. This webinar explores the lessons for our advocates  including:

  • The merits of online advocacy vs in person advocacy
  • Forums where online advocacy is most workable / least workable
  • Advantages / Disadvantages – an Australian perspective including the Judiciary’s perspective
  • Tips and techniques for advocates
  • What are the roadblocks to online advocacy?
  • Justice considerations – cultural perspective, and public access to the workings of justice
  • Participation by the profession


Her Honour Judge Julia Baird - Federal Court of Australia

His Honour Judge Cocurullo – District Court of New Zealand

Hon. Justice Joshua Wilson – Family Court of Australia

Chris Gudsell QC (New Zealand)

Ian Robertson SC (South Australia)


This webinar is free to members of the NZBA. 

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Lisa Mills

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