eDiscovery Discussion and Launch of Africa’s first legal text on eDiscovery in South Africa
29 March 2021 10:00 by Judge Kollapen, Terry Harrison, Sumantha Reddy
Discussion and Launch of Africa’s first legal text on eDiscovery in South Africa
LexisNexis South Africa together with experts including Judge Jody Kollapen, co-author Terry Harrison who is Africa’s only independent eDiscovery Consultant and Sumantha Reddy, Content Manager at LexisNexis, unpacked how South African lawyers can meet their professional obligations when it comes to eDiscovery and ensure irrefutable defensibility in the 21st Century.
The session included an egaging Keynote address delivered by Judge Kollapen who wrote the foreword in the new book and considers himself “no fundi of technology”, interrogated the far reaching and positive impact of technology and innovation on society and the practice of law.
Judge Kollapen Acting Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
Judge Kollapen is an acting Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa from July 2017 and has served as a Judge of the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Pretoria, since 2011. He is also the Chairperson of the South African Law Reform Commission. Justice Kollapen has previously served as a lecturer at the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria. Moreover, he has served on the board of many civil... Read more
Terry Harrison Author and independent consultant
Author and independent consultant: Terry Harrison is the only independent eDiscovery Consultant in South Africa and he advises law firms, corporations, and service providers. He is a regular speaker and writes an award-winning blog on the subject. Previously Terry spent 25 years as a litigation fee earner in law firms in the UK before moving into litigation technology where he was MD of a UK litigation technology provider in London for 15 years. He was... Read more
Sumantha Reddy Responsible for the maintenance and development of a segment of legal content
Sumantha has been with LexisNexis for over 12 years and is responsible for the maintenance and development of a segment of our legal content, working to enhance customer experience and drive revenue growth. Her areas of specialty are Family Law, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure and Constitutional Law. Her focus is interacting with our customers to understand their needs and challenges so that we can help them become better practitioners, judicial officers and prosecutors as well... Read more