HEARINGS DURING COVID-19
This paper is prepared for a webinar I am presenting to the Society of Construction Law (Australia) on 27 May 2020.
This paper draws on my experience with use of technology in my practice.
By way of background, I am a commercial barrister with a technology, engineering and construction specialisation. I have been a member of the Victorian Bar since 2008. During that time I have conducted an electronic and paperless practice. In 2018, I chaired a working committee of the Commercial Bar Association of Victoria (CommBar) to assist the Supreme Court of Victoria to update its technology practice note (now SC GEN 5). I am presently on the Innovation and Technology Committee of the Victorian Bar, and recently assisted the Bar in developing its ‘Working Remotely and Preparing for Virtual Appearances Guide’ (here) so as to assist practitioners to adapt to remote working. Also, during the pandemic I was appointed to a committee of 4 to assist the Commercial Division of the County Court of Victoria with its remote hearing and ADR practice notes, which have been adopted by the Supreme Court of Victoria. I am also the chair of Melbourne TEC Chambers and a member of the Civil Procedure Section of CommBar.
HEARINGS DURING COVID-19 Download