Justice, the courts and Covid-19: the need for the judiciary to innovate

2 Jul 2021 1300 - 1500 BST

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A webinar presented by the IBA Judges' Forum.

This webinar will discuss how courts and judges around the world have reacted to the Covid-19 pandemic. It will explore how they have adjusted their practices through the increased use of technology (including remote hearings and e-filing) to counteract the adverse impact on access to justice for litigants. Further, the webinar will look at what measures have been put in place where physical hearings have been unavoidable.

The webinar will also discuss whether any innovations introduced during the pandemic will or should be retained, when the reopening of society around the world is possible.

The panel of speakers is global and comprises judges from trial and appellate courts across different systems around the globe.


Welcome remarks 
Hon Justice Dr Ngozika Okaisabor The Customary Court of Appeal, Abuja; Chair, IBA Judges' Forum 

Mr Justice David Barniville The High Court of Ireland, Dublin; Senior Vice Chair, IBA Judges' Forum 

Mr Justice Russell Coleman High Court, Hong Kong 
Mrs Justice Sara Cockerill The High Courty of England and Wales, Judge in charge of the Commercial Court of England and Wales, London 
Judge Colleen McMahon Judge of the United States District for the Southern District of New York, New York 
Justice Nallini Pathmanathan The Federal Court of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur 
Justice Melissa Perry Federal Court of Austrailia, Sydney, New South Wales 



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