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  • CaseBase® Case of the Month [May 2022]
    CaseBase provides legal summary and references on this Court of Appeal decision that addresses the hot topic of reducing the legal voting age, and if age discrimination was a factor in High Court rulings.
  • CaseBase® Case of the Month
    CaseBase provides legal summary and references on this landmark Court of Appeal decision that considers whether deductions from wages for lost time not worked at the employer's direction was unlawful.
  • 5 Questions with Lindsay O’Connor, Head of Core Product, LexisNexis® Pacific
    LexisNexis UK launched Lexis Create to the UK market in April 2021. Following some early success there we decided to adapt the product for the Australian and New Zealand legal markets. We’ve been working on local developments since May 2021.
  • Risk assessment algorithms in the New Zealand criminal justice system
    Across the world, police officers, judges, and parole boards are turning to sophisticated algorithmic risk assessments to guide increasingly important decisions. Unknown to many, New Zealand already uses a risk assessment algorithm, the ROC*ROI measure, to assist with sentencing and parole decisions (Colin Gavaghan and others Government Use of Artificial Intelligence in New Zealand (New Zealand Law Foundation, 2019)). This article will assess the use of the ROC*ROI measure from both a normative and practical perspective. This is a difficult task as the arguments for and against risk assessment tools in the criminal justice system are plentiful and, ironically, often cover the same issues: biases, accuracy, consistency, and transparency.
  • Context Switching: The Bane of Lawyers
    Today’s lawyer must contend with a wide variety of distractions. Context switching, in particular, is mentioned time and time again as one of the most hated time sappers. Carrying out legal work on computers and other internet connected devices brings valuable efficiencies for law firms, not least fast client communication and effortless access to relevant legal intelligence.
  • Interview: South Korea's privacy chief on Big Tech and other challenges
    Despite a 30-year career in South Korea’s public service, Yoon Jong-in had never imagined himself as the country’s top privacy officer, nor had he expected to be chosen to build a government agency from scratch and provide the groundwork for the country’s data-privacy rules.
  • Employment Law Bulletin Complimentary Article
    Justice Joseph Williams, in his seminal paper, “Lex Aotearoa: An Heroic Attempt to Map the Māori Dimension in Modern New Zealand Law”, describes New Zealand law in a third stage of evolution.
  • Sentencing a terrorist in New Zealand
    In a considered judgment spanning 44 pages, Justice Mander yesterday sentenced the Mosque terrorist to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for murdering 51 people, concurrent sentences of 12 years on each of the charges of attempted murder and life imprisonment for committing a terrorist act ([2020] NZHC 2192).
  • Customer discovery is about putting humans at the centre of legaltech design
    NZ Lawyer sat down with LexisNexis customer discovery product manager Kat Strachan to talk about what it means to have the consumers at the core of legaltech product development.
  • What’s in store for the Legal Services Industry now?
    This is the big question that keeps me up at night, since answering this informs the products and services that LexisNexis should develop. We attempted to tackle an answer to this question several years ago, and initially identified three mega trends that have / will impact the Legal Services industry: Since then, we’ve had a pandemic, which has fundamentally changed where and how knowledge workers operate.