How to Use Microsoft Teams



About this On-Demand Webinar

This presentation is free for NZBA members until 1 July 2020. It is aimed at practitioners who are interested in a quick start guide to using the Microsoft TEAMS videoconferencing platform.  It is suitable for both those involved in online dispute resolution and court hearings using TEAMS.

Matthew Clayton demonstrates practical steps to setting up a TEAMS meeting, pre-meeting preparation, in-meeting document sharing, whiteboard use, online agreement drafting and obtaining signatures. Matthew draws from his extensive experience working with government and lay-client parties and the challenges and options for making online dispute resolution an inclusive and successful process.

Chris Gudsell QC and Ian Robertson QC consider advocacy aspects of using TEAMS. They demonstrate techniques and give tips in conjunction with clips from a video of a court hearing.

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Our Presenters:

Matthew Clayton 

Matthew is an experienced lawyer and adjudicator and is one of New Zealand’s leading conciliators.

Matthew has previously practised in New Zealand and the United Kingdom and has spent the past decade working in adjudication and dispute resolution within the Accident Compensation system.

Matthew is the co-founder and director of Talk-Meet-Resolve and also sits in the Christchurch District Court as a Tenancy Tribunal Adjudicator. for more information about Matthew visit his website.

Ian Robertson SC

South Australian barrister, Ian Robertson SC. Some of you may not know this, but Ian is an NZBA Associate Member. He has contributed significantly to our advocacy training programme in recent years, including running a “Train the Trainers” session for us a couple of years ago. Many of you will have met him at our conference last year.

Ian began his legal career in 1986. He was a solicitor for eight years at Aldermans, and then Piper Alderman. He joined the independent referral Bar in Adelaide in 1995 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2008.

Ian is the immediate Past President of the South Australian Bar. He is well known in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Rim countries for his work as chair of the ABA’s Advocacy Training Council. He was recently involved in training on online hearings advocacy for the International Advocacy Training Council. He is also a Board Member of the Advocacy Justice Unit of the University of Adelaide and a director of the Australian Advocacy Institute.

Ian practices out of Jeffcott Chambers in Adelaide.

Chris Gudsell QC

Chris is the NZBA Mastering Advocacy Programme Course Co-Director, and chair of the NZBA Training Committee. Like Ian, he has been involved in advocacy training both locally and overseas for a number of years now.

Chris sits on the International Advocacy Training Council Advisors Board. She has taught extensively at litigation skills programmes including Australian Bar Association Courses, the International Advocacy Training Council courses and has been invited to teach on the premier advocacy course at Keble College, Oxford.

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