Engaging with law and technology – news & views

In addition to freelance writing, I published a range of articles on issues concerning law and technology during my time at Herbert Geer.

I’ve also been asked to provide comment to the mainstream press on a range of issues where the law and technology intersect. Most recently, see:

Not sure that I’ll ever get used to hearing my voice on radio. Nevertheless, it has been a privilege to be a regular contributor to Radio Atticus, 2SER’s weekly law program since 2010.

In 2010, I developed and produced, initially for my own contacts and later Herbert Geer’s clients, a weekly round-up of intellectual property, technology and communications law news.  Watch this space for a relaunch of this initiative.

Engaging with law and technology – news & views

Freelance writing – law, technology and social media

For the past three years, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to write for different audiences, branching out from my comfort zone of formal legal writing such as court documents and submissions.

I particularly enjoy exploring issues where law and technology intersect.  This month I had the opportunity to write my first piece for CCH Australia on Companies and social media.

As an aside, all of these opportunities came about from people approaching me after having got to know me via my tweets. (It’s even more odd when people recognise me at events such as conferences from my Twitter profile picture as happened a number of times at this week’s fabulous Our Community Conference.)

Contact me if you would like further information about my skills and expertise.

Some examples of my published work:

Freelance writing – law, technology and social media

A new door opens …

This Thursday 21 March, I’m leaving Melbourne behind for 4 weeks.

My last time in the US was back in 2001, while I was studying on exchange at Osgoode Hall Law School. I spent a very memorable week in NYC in early October 2001, just three weeks after September 11.

On this trip, our first stop is Austin, Texas. I’m sure Willie Nelson live in concert  will be a highlight. Both my friend Tash and I, are not so sure about the special guest, Bevo.

From Austin to New York City, with plenty of time to wander from our base in Greenwich Village.

In addition to exploring New York and catching up with friends, I am participating in a panel at the Fordham IP Conference and hoping to share some of my experience from working on the landmark iiNet copyright litigation (known on Twitter as #iitrial).

From New York City to San Francisco and then a weekend out of the city to visit an old friend, Ruth Ann in Arnold, California.  A quick stop in LA rounds off the itinerary before heading home.

And a new door opens …

I will be back in Melbourne on 18 April and focusing on exploring new career opportunities.  (My LinkedIn profile provides a snapshot of my skills, interests and experiences.)

Any ideas, suggestions, contacts for my US trip and career are most welcome.  If only someone else could pack for me too …

A new door opens …