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Technology in Managing Heavy Litigation: Introduction to kCura's Electronic Data Reference Model
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Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Law and Politics

Event Details



The Use of Technology in Managing Heavy Litigation:
An Introduction to kCura's Electronic Data Reference Model (EDRM)

The presentation will take place on Tuesday 17 October 2017
from 12.30 to 2 pm at the Small Moot Court, Room 723, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU.

Rapid changes to technology make it difficult for lawyers fully to implement and benefit from the many options now available. The cost, however, in not having the basic knowledge and skill set to utilise various electronic tools and legal technology is high. Resistance to change and complacency in outdated practices put strains on the legal system and hinders lawyers from providing expert advice and service to clients, especially in complex litigation. Knowing what is available and understanding what is possible will accelerate a lawyer's ability to innovate and adapt under the pressures of a rapidly changing technology landscape. By way of example, the presentation will introduce the fundamentals, as applied to legal practice, of the Electronic Data Reference Model (EDRM) established by kCura, the software developers of Relativity.

About the Legal Practice Series: The Legal Practice Series will comprise occasional talks, workshops, seminar presentations on various aspects of legal practice. It is intended to provide students with a better idea of the legal skills that barristers and solicitors will need to cope with the demands of practice, especially litigation practice, in the 21st century.

About the presenter: Abigail Cooke is a US qualified attorney, based in Hong Kong as kCura’s head of business development and operations in the Asia-Pacific Region. Abigail started her career with the Civil Division of the US Department of Justice. She then moved into corporate law, working within the pharmaceutical industry, specializing in large-scale corporate transactions, commercial contracts, and compliance. Moreover, Abigail has defined her legal career around the idea that legal processes and the industry in general can be innovative, cost effective, and efficient.

For registration:
For inquiries, please email Coria Cheng at
All are welcome!

Date/Time17/10/2017 12:30-14:00

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 11/09/2017 15:30(HKT) to 17/10/2017 10:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 50.

* Registration is now closed.

Contact Information

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Coria Cheng by email at