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BAILII seeks a new Trustee
The British and Irish Legal Information Institute, BAILII, is seeking one new Trustee, who must live or work wholly or mainly in the Republic of Ireland as provided in its Constitution. BAILII provides a free public service on the internet giving access to a huge and constantly updated set of British and Irish primary legal materials. It is supported by many legal institutions and members of the legal profession. Its trustees are expected actively to support its activities and fundraising and meet as a Board three times per year. BAILII's work supports access to justice, fairness and inclusion and it aims for diversity on its Board to contribute to good governance and decision-making. Please send expressions of interest to Jules Winterton by the end of April 2021.

Data sharing agreement for AI for English Law
BAILII and Oxford University have concluded a groundbreaking data sharing agreement for the AI for English Law project.

BAILII Sir Henry Brooke Lecture 2020
Professor Richard Susskind OBE's lecture on The Future of Courts, given on Wednesday 25 November 2020, may now be viewed here.

BAILII: The First 20 Years
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COVID-19 Pandemic
Usage of BAILII has increased during the pandemic. Donations are BAILII's core funding. Please consider a donation. The BAILII team are working from their homes and are continuing to upload judgments as they come in; additionally, courts and tribunals are sending some older materials which they have not sent to BAILII before. The Trustees and staff of BAILII wish all users and supporters well during this difficult time.

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Quick Guide to BAILII
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New BAILII briefing paper
A briefing paper containing recent information about BAILII is now available here.

BAILII needs your support
An article by Guy Beringer, a trustee of BAILII.

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