Discovery e-news | Issue 6

Issue 6 | November 2010   View original format

Consultation Paper released!

We are pleased to announce the release of Discovery in Federal Courts (ALRC CP 2).

See media release >>

Due to a reduction in the ALRC’s appropriation as part of the Government’s budget measures, the ALRC is no longer able to provide hard copies of our consultation papers, however the Consultation Paper is available on the website in html, and can be downloaded as a PDF.

View or download the Consultation Paper >>

The ALRC is now calling for formal submissions. An Online Submission tool will be available on the website by Friday 19 November 2010. The ALRC encourages online submissions, however submissions addressing the questions and proposals in the Consultation Paper may be posted, faxed or emailed to the ALRC.

Further information about how to make a submission is available at

Panel Discussions in Sydney and Melbourne

Please join us for inquiring and invigorating roundtable discussions in Sydney and Melbourne.

The Melbourne event is on Wednesday 17 November at Melbourne Law School. Panellists include: Professor Rosalind Croucher (President, ALRC), the Hon Justice Ray Finkelstein, Georgina Hayden (Chief Legal Office, ASIC), Sue Laver (General Counsel Corporate Strategy and Customer, Experience and General Counsel Dispute Resolution, Telstra), Bernard Murphy (Chair, Maurice Blackburn Pty Limited), Stuart Clark (Chief Operating Officer, Clayton Utz).

Download the Melbourne invitation for more information >>

The Sydney event is on Thursday 18 November 2010 in the Law Courts Building, Queens Square. The discussion will be moderated by ALRC President Professor Rosalind Croucher and introduced by Chief Justice Patrick Keane of the Federal Court of Australia, with panel members including the Hon Justice Peter Jacobson, Federal Court of Australia, Rebecca Gilsenan, Principal, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and Stuart Clark, Partner, Clayton Utz.

Download the Sydney invitation for more information>>

The Discovery Blog

Thank you to Michael Legg for his blog post last month, on Discovery in the Information Age, and to everybody who has left comments so far.

We will continue to add new posts to the blog throughout the submission period, opening up for discussion particular aspects of the Consultation Paper, and we encourage you to check in regularly.