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Monday 8 November 1999, 6.30pm
10 St James Square, London

Joint Evening Meeting - Free the Law

President: The Right Honourable Lord Justice Brooke

A joint venture organised by:
Society for Computers & Law (SCL);
Information Technology and the Courts Committee (ITAC - no website link);
British & Irish Legal Education Technology Association (BILETA);
British & Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL);
and Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS);
in conjunction with
Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII).
 

The meeting was arranged to bring together academics, lawyers, judges, legal librarians and others with an interest in making legal information in the UK more freely accessible via the Web.

The main presentation was from Professor Graham Greenleaf, Professor of Law, University of New South Wales and Co-Director of AustLII, on how AustLII had managed to achieve the free availability of legal information on the Internet.

Speakers:

  • Mr Stephen Hockman QC, Chairman of the Practice Management and Development Committee of the Bar Council.

  • Professor Graham Greenleaf, Professor of Law, University of New South Wales and Co-Director of AustLII.

Panel Members:

See the full transcriptof the meeting.

Additional reading:

Some of the papersdelivered at the recent AustLII Conference - Law Via the Internet 99were published in JILT 1999 (3)and more will become available when this issue is fully published in February 2000.

Other useful papers, highlighting early discussion of some of these key issues include:

Free Access to Electronic Law, Robin Williamson, JILT 1997 (2)
The AustLII Paradigm, Laurence West-Knights, JILT 1997 (3)
Computers and Judges, Sir Henry Brooke, Jilt 1997 (3)

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