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 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.

Webinar 5: Monday 2 November 2020, 11.00am – 12.00pm NZST.

  Topic: Preparing for “Deepfakes” and the Synthetic Media of Tomorrow

  Presenters:

Tom Barraclough, Brainbox Institute

Curtis Barnes, Brainbox Institute

  Attendance: Free but register here.

Contemporary audio-visual effects technologies now allow for the creation and manipulation of information in challenging ways never before encountered. They can be used to put words in people’s mouths, portray people doing things they never did, copy their faces and voices, or even create entirely new faces and voices that appear thoroughly human.

In this webinar Tom Barraclough and Curtis Barnes will share their New Zealand Law Foundation-funded report and research findings about the wide-ranging legal, social and policy issues concerning deepfakes and synthetic media.

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

This series of presentations is an initiative from the TeLENZ Project which is supported by the New Zealand Law Foundation.