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Joining the Technology and the Law Committee is a great way to stay up to date on the dynamic intersection of the legal and technology industries.

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About Technology and the Law

The LIV and its Technology and the Law  Committee provide practice support to members through the identification of minimum standards and guidelines for legal practitioners in their use of technology. Areas of priority include cybersecurity, new technologies (such as cloud computing) and ethical obligations, digital assets and intellectual property, privacy and data retention.

The LIV also assists members to use technology in a manner that fosters innovation and best practice, ensures efficiency, cost effectiveness and better outcomes for both the practitioner and their client. Areas of priority include artificial intelligence (including the use of "robot lawyers"), online dispute resolution, electronic trials, electronic conveyancing adoption and electronic contracting.

The LIV further advocates for regulatory and legislative change by investigating:

  • ways in which the use of technology is inhibited or restrained by legislation, regulation and bureaucracy
  • the risks inherent in the use of technology where legislation and regulation is needed to provide protection
  • the ways in which lawyers can work with the technology industry to ensure that the benefits to society of technology tools are maximised while also protecting against the potential risks and downsides of adopting such technologies
  • how LIV members may be assisted to achieve more accessible, efficient and effective use and understanding of technology
  • developments in case law, legislation and public policy that are impacted by technology
  • how awareness, knowledge and uptake of technology in the legal profession may be promoted
  • how to improve the engagement and understanding of, and between, the legal and technology industries/communities.  

Contact

For further information about joining the Committee, please contact:

E: techandprivacy@liv.asn.au
T: 9607 9522