Virtual Hearings - Lessons from Abroad

03/17/2021 12:00 pm 03/17/2021 02:00 pm Australia/Melbourne Virtual Hearings - Lessons from Abroad

As part of Monash Law's Future Court Seminar Series, these two seminars will focus on virtual hearings in the USA and UK.

Session One: Wed 17 March - 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEDT

To watch this past event, click play on the video below:

Professor Fredric I. Lederer, Chancellor Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Legal & Court Technology (CLCT) at William & Mary Law School, USA

Professor Lederer will provide insight into virtual courtrooms and hearing rooms in the United States of America. In particular, he will address his work with the Administrative Conference of the United States in its effort to determine best practices for virtual federal adjudicatory agency hearing.

Session Two: Wed 17 March - 1:00pm - 2:00pm AEDT

To watch this past event, click play on the video below:

Professor Meredith Rossner, Professor of Criminology, Centre for Social Research & Methods, Australian National University

Virtual Hearings: User experiences and feeling our way through best practice.

Professor Rossner will talk about her UK Ministry of Justice funded process evaluation of video hearings. This pre-pandemic study was a world-first- Court hearings were conducted with no physical courtroom. The research examines the staging of the hearing, the dynamics of the hearings, and the user experience of the hearings. Professor Rossner is also part of a project funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council on the use of automation and other technologies in the justice system. Professor Rossner will put the results of these studies in the context of what is happening in Australia with virtual hearings.


Speakers

Speakers: Professor Fredric I. Lederer and Professor Meredith Rossner

Professor Fredric I. Lederer, Chancellor Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Legal & Court Technology (CLCT) at William & Mary Law School, USA

Fredric I. Lederer is Chancellor Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Legal & Court Technology (CLCT) at William & Mary Law School, USA, the oldest law school in the United States.

Professor Lederer’s areas of specialization include evidence, trial practice, criminal procedure, legal technology, and the legal implications of Artificial Intelligence and related technologies. He also teaches technology augmented trial practice using the sophisticated equipment in W&M and CLCT's McGlothlin Courtroom (the world's most technologically advanced courtroom). His university duties include coordination of cyber research and instruction. He has served as a prosecutor, defense counsel, trial judge, and law reform expert.

Professor Meredith Rossner, Professor of Criminology, Centre for Social Research & Methods, Australian National University

Meredith Rossner is Professor of Criminology at the Centre for Social Research & Methods at the ANU. Previously she was Associate Professor of Criminology at the London School of Economics. She holds a PhD in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the role of emotions, rituals and technology in justice practices, including work on the use of video technology in courts.


Monash Law Future Court Seminar Series

The COVID-19 pandemic has launched the legal system’s embrace of digital technologies into hyperdrive.

In 2020 courts across the country and around the world made an unprecedented and rapid shift to virtual court hearings.

With the need to embrace tomorrow’s courts today, what opportunities and challenges lie ahead for virtual court hearings?

The Monash Law Future Court Seminar Series features a range of thought-provoking discussions focusing on the future of court systems and how international jurisdictions have responded to the need to incorporate technology into their justice systems.

Monash Law is at the forefront of digital innovation in the courtroom. The seminar series will come to you from Monash Law’s state-of-the-art Monash Law Court which is used by researchers for its cutting-edge technology and ability as a research and learning platform.

Hosted by the Transnational Criminal Law Group and Court of the Future Network, Faculty of Law, Monash University.

This seminar may be credited towards your CPD requirements. Please visit the Law Institute of Victoria's Legal Compliance website for further information.

Event Details

Date:
17 March 2021 at 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue:
Online Event

Description

As part of Monash Law's Future Court Seminar Series, these two seminars will focus on virtual hearings in the USA and UK.

Session One: Wed 17 March - 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEDT

To watch this past event, click play on the video below:

Professor Fredric I. Lederer, Chancellor Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Legal & Court Technology (CLCT) at William & Mary Law School, USA

Professor Lederer will provide insight into virtual courtrooms and hearing rooms in the United States of America. In particular, he will address his work with the Administrative Conference of the United States in its effort to determine best practices for virtual federal adjudicatory agency hearing.

Session Two: Wed 17 March - 1:00pm - 2:00pm AEDT

To watch this past event, click play on the video below:

Professor Meredith Rossner, Professor of Criminology, Centre for Social Research & Methods, Australian National University

Virtual Hearings: User experiences and feeling our way through best practice.

Professor Rossner will talk about her UK Ministry of Justice funded process evaluation of video hearings. This pre-pandemic study was a world-first- Court hearings were conducted with no physical courtroom. The research examines the staging of the hearing, the dynamics of the hearings, and the user experience of the hearings. Professor Rossner is also part of a project funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council on the use of automation and other technologies in the justice system. Professor Rossner will put the results of these studies in the context of what is happening in Australia with virtual hearings.


Speakers

Speakers: Professor Fredric I. Lederer and Professor Meredith Rossner

Professor Fredric I. Lederer, Chancellor Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Legal & Court Technology (CLCT) at William & Mary Law School, USA

Fredric I. Lederer is Chancellor Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Legal & Court Technology (CLCT) at William & Mary Law School, USA, the oldest law school in the United States.

Professor Lederer’s areas of specialization include evidence, trial practice, criminal procedure, legal technology, and the legal implications of Artificial Intelligence and related technologies. He also teaches technology augmented trial practice using the sophisticated equipment in W&M and CLCT's McGlothlin Courtroom (the world's most technologically advanced courtroom). His university duties include coordination of cyber research and instruction. He has served as a prosecutor, defense counsel, trial judge, and law reform expert.

Professor Meredith Rossner, Professor of Criminology, Centre for Social Research & Methods, Australian National University

Meredith Rossner is Professor of Criminology at the Centre for Social Research & Methods at the ANU. Previously she was Associate Professor of Criminology at the London School of Economics. She holds a PhD in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the role of emotions, rituals and technology in justice practices, including work on the use of video technology in courts.


Monash Law Future Court Seminar Series

The COVID-19 pandemic has launched the legal system’s embrace of digital technologies into hyperdrive.

In 2020 courts across the country and around the world made an unprecedented and rapid shift to virtual court hearings.

With the need to embrace tomorrow’s courts today, what opportunities and challenges lie ahead for virtual court hearings?

The Monash Law Future Court Seminar Series features a range of thought-provoking discussions focusing on the future of court systems and how international jurisdictions have responded to the need to incorporate technology into their justice systems.

Monash Law is at the forefront of digital innovation in the courtroom. The seminar series will come to you from Monash Law’s state-of-the-art Monash Law Court which is used by researchers for its cutting-edge technology and ability as a research and learning platform.

Hosted by the Transnational Criminal Law Group and Court of the Future Network, Faculty of Law, Monash University.

This seminar may be credited towards your CPD requirements. Please visit the Law Institute of Victoria's Legal Compliance website for further information.


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