TeLENZ is excited to present the latest additions to its webinar series on Law and Technology in legal education, practice, policy and research.

Legal practitioners, law teachers and legal researchers are invited to attend these presentations and participate in the Q&A sessions. Attendance is free and registration is required.

 Webinar 3: Tuesday 29 September 2020, 11.00am – 12.00pm NZST.
 Topic: E-voting – Security, Policy & Law  (online panel discussion)

 Panellists:

Associate Professor Vanessa Teague, School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne

Dr Julienne Molineaux, Director, The Policy Observatory, AUT

Graeme Edgeler, Barrister, Wellington

Chair – Dr John Hopkins, Director of Research, School of Law, University of Canterbury

 Attendance: Free but register here.

The idea of improving the voting experience and modernising voting processes through technology has been the Holy Grail for a number of government electoral bodies around the world in recent times.  A number of countries have already trialled, and in some cases embraced, various styles of ‘electronic voting’. Yet, questions remain over the security and transparency of online voting systems. So, is e-voting the saviour of democracy or the harbinger of democratic doom? This online panel discussion will explore the security, policy and legal issues of e-voting, generally and also in the New Zealand context.

  Webinar 4: Thursday 15 October 2020, 1.00pm – 2.00pm NZST.
  Topic: OpenLaw NZ – New Zealand’s Free Legal Research Platform

  Presenters:

Andrew Easterbrook, Co-founder OpenLaw NZ

William Parry, Co-founder OpenLaw NZ

  Attendance: Free but register here.

This webinar will focus on a discussion and demonstration of OpenLaw NZ for finding and analysing large volumes of court decisions in New Zealand. OpenLaw NZ is a new and free legal research platform.  Its purpose is to help increase availability and accessibility of online legal information freely to the public.

Questions about these events can be directed to fleur.mullen@waikato.ac.nz.

This series of presentations is an ihttp://mail to:fleur.mullen@waikato.ac.nznitiative from the TeLENZ Project which is supported by the New Zealand Law Foundation.