Judge David Harvey, District Court in Auckland NZ

Here is Judge David Harvey, a District Court Judge in Auckland New Zealand, speaking at the InnoXcell Legal Big Data Symposium 2014 held in Hong Kong in March 2014. What he says to camera is a first-rate summary of of what he had said on the judicial panel on the previous evening.

The most important part of this interview is Judge Harvey’s undeniably correct assertion that judges and lawyers must work together in the case management of electronic discovery, each armed with sufficient understanding of the technology – what it does, what it costs, when to use it and what its benefits are – which is available to manage large volumes of documents and data.

There are few judges in common law jurisdictions outside the US who are capable of articulating this with the knowledge and understanding which Judge Harvey brings to it. There are links here to a paper which he presented at the conference

scribd.com/doc/221463957/Reasonable-and-Proportional-Discovery-in-the-Digital-Paradigm-The-Role-of-Lawyers-and-Judges-in-the-Context-of-the-New-Zealand-Discovery-Rules

and to an article which he wrote after it: theitcountreyjustice.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/e-discovery-and-asia-legal-big-data/

About Chris Dale

I have been an English solicitor since 1980. I run the e-Disclosure Information Project which collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure / eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere
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