Last week I took part in a webinar in lieu of the face to face launch of Clifford Bellamy’s book The Secret Family Court – Fact or Fiction? It was really rather fun, and hopefully vaguely interesting for the 200 odd people watching. You can view a download here. That was back to back with the excellent paperless training put on by the FLBA via zoom – for 2 ½ hours there were 500 members of the bar glued to their screens, variously with head – or gin – in hand as we were talked through the software and practicalities. Even for someone who has been working paperlessly for a while, there was stuff to learn – so if you are an FLBA member who didn’t make it do watch the recording.
On Thursday I will be joining another webinar looking at the impact of Corona Virus on family law. You can find out about that here on the Family Law Hub website.
So far most of my hearings have been by telephone, but there have been plenty of opportunities to test out assorted video conferencing set ups via advocates meetings, client conferences, friends and family catch ups, mock video trials and general IT therapy sessions with colleagues. And yes, I was the saddo who prepared a powerpoint for the zoom pub quiz last Friday. I have been banned from next week’s pub quiz.