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AustLII's sixth lunchtime Research Seminar for 2013 will be presented by Associate Prof essor Donna Buckingham, Otago University Faculty of Law, on the topic Oily rags and online resolve: NZLII and free access to law in New Zealand. Details of the seminar topic and the speaker are below.
Date: 2 December 2013
Time: 12:00 - 1:00
Venue: AustLII Offices, Level 12, Building 10, 235-253 Jones Street, Ultimo - see map (PDF)
RSVP by Friday, 29 November 2013 to Cathy Quigley Tel: 02 9514 4921 or Email: cathy(at)austlii.edu.au
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|Topic:||Oily rags and online resolve: NZLII and free access to law in New Zealand|
|Speaker:||Associate Professor Donna Buckingham (Otago), founder and current Director of the New Zealand Legal Information Institute (NZLII).|
|Duration:||The seminar lasts for an hour, including 20 minutes for discussion.|
'Smell of an oily rag' (def.): A very small amount, or the absolute minimum (usually of money) (idiomatic, Australia, New Zealand) https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ - In eight years, NZLII has gone from three sources of supply to 74 databases (including cases law, legislation, treaties, reports and secondary legal material) and is New Zealand's largest online publisher of free access legal information. NZLII has become so by obtaining discrete project grants from the New Zealand Law Foundation, by reliance on the goodwill of decision suppliers and by using volunteer labour to fill unfunded operational gaps. Unlike other LIIs, NZLII has the luxury of a technical home within another legal information institute, AustLII. The closeness of this engagement buffers NZLII to some extent but investment in free access to law in New Zealand is still a contestable prospect.
Donna Buckingham is the founder and current Director of the New Zealand Legal Information Institute (NZLII), the largest New Zealand publisher of free online legislation, court and tribunal decisions, reports and articles. She is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Otago, teaching and writing in statutory interpretation, evidence law, suppression regimes and governance of the legal profession. Donna is also a Barrister of the High Court of New Zealand, the Immediate President of the New Zealand Law Society (Otago Branch).
Presentation Powerpoint slides (PDF - 0.7MB)