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International Conference on Electronic Litigation opens to Strong Support from the Supreme Court of Singapore

Singapore, 11 August 2011 – The International Conference on Electronic Litigation organised by the Singapore Academy of Law opens today. The Supreme Court of Singapore is supporting the event with keynote addresses and presentations by the Honourable the Chief Justice, High Court Judges and judicial officers, as well as a mock electronic trial and visit to the Supreme Court during the two-day conference from 11 to 12 August 2011.

The Honourable the Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong will deliver the opening address of the Conference on 11 August. The Honourable Justice Lee Seiu Kin, High Court Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore, who also serves as Chairman of the Conference Organising Committee, will present the welcome address. The Honourable Judge of Appeal Justice V K Rajah of the Supreme Court of Singapore will deliver a keynote address, “The Incorporation of Technology in Court Advocacy”, on 12 August.

Over the two-day conference, representatives from the Supreme Court of Singapore will also be presenting papers and chairing sessions on a range of topics like electronic discovery law, electronic litigation and the developments in computer forensics.

Mr Foo Chee Hock, Registrar, Supreme Court of Singapore, will speak at a plenary session on 11 August and provide an overview of electronic litigation systems, the values involved and the value-add that such systems can provide. He will also explore how strategic leveraging on technology will transform the way litigation is conducted in the digital age.

Mr Yeong Zee Kin, Senior Assistant Registrar, Supreme Court of Singapore, will be chairing two sessions – “Electronic Discovery Law and Practice in Singapore and UK” on 11 August, and “Presentation of Computer Forensic Evidence” on 12 August. Mr Yeong is also a participant in the panel discussion on “Electronic Evidence in Singapore – Law and Practice” on 12 August.

The Supreme Court will also present its draft recommendations on the use and impact of social media on the civil litigation process, for discussion during the 12.30pm session on 12 August. These draft recommendations follow from the Supreme Court’s consultation paper released in October 2010 seeking feedback from the legal community and the public.

One of the key highlights of the Conference is a mock electronic trial that delegates will have the opportunity to experience on 12 August 2011 at the Supreme Court of Singapore. The mock electronic trial aims to showcase technological tools that counsel can use to facilitate and conduct hearings more effectively.


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