Art of the eTrial

Monday 27th February, 2017 4:30 pm – Monday 27th February, 2017 6:30 pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

The volume of potential evidence required in court is reaching immense proportions. The Federal Court has recently streamlined its Practice Notes to embrace efficiencies, including appropriate use of technology. Many courts have invested in the provision of state of the art court rooms, establishing cost effective technology solutions to practitioners. Extensive documentation is developed during the discovery phase. In such instances, presenting evidence electronically during trial (“eTrial”) may prove to be the most efficient and cost effective means for all parties.

This seminar focuses on the recent changes in the Federal Court Practice Notes, eCourtroom, the electronic court file and other technological enhancements, evidence management and presentation and how these changes are likely to impact lawyers.

In particular, this seminar discusses:

Recent changes in practice – Federal Court of Australia

  • Central Practice Note (CPN – 1)
  • Technology and the Court Practice Note (GPN-TECH)
  • Lists of Authorities and Citations Practice Note (GPN-AUTH)

Electronic Lodgment (eLodgment) and the Electronic Court file

  • An overview
  • Tips and traps

Electronic Discovery and the eCourtroom

  • An overview
  • Some practical considerations

How electronic discovery is undertaken

  • An overview of the electronic document review process
  • Tools available that enable you to review documents more efficiently

What technologies are being used in electronic Trials and why

  • Highlight ways technology can be utilised in the courtroom to present a more effective case
  • The use of electronic devices in court
  • How technology can assist you to organise and review potential evidence more efficiently
  • Managing remote witness testimony and remote hearings
  • Public and private webcasting of proceedings
  • Discover how new tools and technology can support you to practice litigation with increased accuracy and efficiency, and bring your case to life

Level: General

  • 1 points Competency 1 Practice Management
  • 1 points Competency 2 Professional Skills


Sponsored by


Chair: Dr Pat Saraceni
Director, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Clifford Chance

Speaker: Deputy District Registrar Russell Trott
Federal Court of Australia

Speaker: Elizabeth Miller
Head - eCourt Services
Law in Order

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