The Bar Council
The IT Panel is highly involved in how issues surrounding new technology, data regulation and AI impacts the life of the Bar. It also provides guidance to the Bar in relation to several ethical matters including: how to protect and store your data, travelling abroad with sensitive information, and GDPR compliance. Among other things, we act on legal policy related to IT or with an IT aspect to ensure that the Bar’s recommendations and concerns are heard by government. Issues on which we work include:
- Monitoring and being actively involved in IT developments and their implications for the legal services market and the practising Bar;
- Providing advice to the Bar on IT matters; and
- Leading on relevant consultation responses relating to: digital infrastructure; digitisation of existing processes; IT and court reform; artificial intelligence and new and developing technologies.
The Panel reports to the Legal Services Committee, there are 6 meetings per year and the Chair is Jacqueline Reid.
The IT Panel is keen to attract new members who have experience of IT issues in the criminal sphere, and to advance the Bar Council’s work in this area.
How to apply
Applicants should send a copy of their CV accompanied by a short written statement stating their suitability for the role and describing their skills and experience, to: Stuart McMillan, Policy Analyst: Legal Practice & Remuneration, [email protected]
The closing date for applications is 10:00, 14th February 2020