First 'virtual' conference on Millennium Bug for lawyers

The Lawyer has teamed up with the Department of Trade and Industry's Action 2000 and British Telecom to run the first “virtual” conference for the legal profession.

The conference will be held on Wednesday 23 September when a panel of legal experts will discuss the Millennium Bug on a conference phone line and field phone inquiries from the legal profession.

The panel will be made up of Gwynneth Flower, managing director of Action 2000; Susan Singleton, author of the book Year 2000: Law and Liberty; and three specialist IT practitioners – John Mawhood, of Tarlo Lyons, partner John Yates of Oxley & Coward, and Rory Graham, partner at Osborne Clarke.

Mary Heaney, editor of The Lawyer, said: “The concept of a virtual conference is a unique and brilliant idea for lawyers. It will allow readers to take part in a vital debate without leaving their desks.”

To participate in the debate, call 01296 4801000 quoting “Millennium Bug”. For those who cannot make it, the conference, which will run from 8.30 to 9am, will be recorded and can be listened to by dialling 01296 618700 and inputting 528538 on your telephone.