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Remote witnessing and signing of documents during COVID-19 lockdown: a Q&A plus tech tips with Gene Turner and Rohan Cochrane

Remote witnessing and signing of documents during COVID-19 lockdown: a Q&A plus tech tips with Gene Turner and Rohan Cochrane
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This webinar is suitable for any lawyers dealing with the remote signing and witnessing of documents, some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • Remote witnessing and signing of documents including practical scenarios
  • Audio-visual link (AVL) options
  • E-signatures
Attendees are also invited to submit their questions about working from home ahead of time, which will be answered during the webinar. Click here to submit questions in advance.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the signing and witnessing of documents
  • Explore practical tech options to assist you during the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions

This webinar is approved as 1.5 hours towards lawyers’ CPD requirements.

Who should attend

Lawyers dealing with remote signing and witnessing of documents.


Gene Turner

Gene founded co-founded LawHawk in 2016, after a 17-year career as a corporate and finance lawyer.

Before founding LawHawk, he was a corporate and finance partner at Buddle Findlay for six years. He has acted on many significant corporate and finance transactions, and been ranked by IFLR as a leading lawyer in both Corporate and Banking.

Gene has a long-standing interest in precedents and document automation, and first implemented document automation for Westpac in 2000, reducing preparation time for business banking and property finance loan documents from an hour to 3 minutes. Document automation has been a career-long goal.

By 2012 Gene realised that high-quality legal document automation could be done only by someone with legal and automation skills, and with specialist document automation software. So he learned HotDocs automation, and the idea for LawHawk came from there.

Gene Turner

Rohan Cochrane

Admitted in 1999 and in private practice in Porirua since then, with a particular focus on family law. Currently a Director of 3 Director firm Family Law Specialists in Porirua. Presented at a number of seminars/conferences including the NZLS CLE Family Law Conference and the Ministry of Justice Hague Forum. Served 9 year term on NZLS Lawyers Standards Committee, latterly as convenor.

Rohan Cochrane

Fee (Incl GST)

Live Web Stream


  • Live Web Stream - Thursday 9 April 2020, 3.00pm - 4.30pm
  • Registration closes - 2.00pm, Thursday 9 April 2020 

View PDF registration form here.

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