Welcome to the
Bernhardt IT-Management Consulting GmbH

in the garden city of Berlin-Frohnau (see photos of this Berlin district with its green surroundings)!

We are happy to advise you in the areas of IT support for administration, justice, health and educational institutions as well as digital communication with citizens and companies. The focus is on management issues. Please contact us: bernhardt.gmbh@t-online.de. By contacting us, you consent to the data processing explained under the Privacy Policy of this website.


Prof. Dr. Wilfried Bernhardt  – Managing Director of the Bernhardt IT Management Consulting GmbH


  • Since 2016: Lawyer (partner at Büsing Müffelmann &Theye Rechtsanwälte und Notare, Berlin) and honorary professor for Internet law, in particular e-government and e-justice at the University of Leipzig,
  • Since 2015: Management consultant, board member of the National E-Government Competence Center e.V. and board member of EDV-Gerichtstag e.V,
  • 2010-2014: Chief Information Officer of the State Government of the Free State of Saxony and member of the IT Planning Council,
  • 2009-2014: State Secretary in the Saxon State Ministry of Justice and for Europe,
  • 2007: Co-Chair of the EU Council Working Group on e-Justice in Brussels, Member of the IT Council of the German Federal Government,
  • 1998-2009: Sub-department head responsible, among other things, for budgetary issues, administrative matters, international legal cooperation and information technology; commissioner for the relocation of the Federal Ministry of Justice to Berlin,
  • 1996-1998: Head of the Personnel Department in the Federal Ministry of Justice,
  • 1991-1996: Head of Unit in the Saxony-Anhalt State Representation with responsibility for Bundesrat coordination, legal policy, domestic policy, temporarily also IT officer,
  • 1991: Head of the Cabinet and Parliamentary Department under Federal Minister of Justice Klaus Kinkel,
  • 1985-1990: Advisor at the Federal Ministry of Justice, inter alia for private international law, international civil procedure law, fundamental rights and as Personal Advisor to the then Federal Minister of Justice Hans.A. Engelhard (FDP),
  • 1987: Doctorate with a thesis on European and constitutional law at the University of Bayreuth,
  • 1981-1985: Research assistant at the Chair of Public Law at the University of Trier,
  • 1974- 1981: Law studies and legal clerkship in Augsburg and Kempten, 2nd state law examination in Munich.


The managing director of the GmbH, Prof. Dr. Wilfried Bernhardt, worked continuously in ministries at federal and state level from 1985 to 2014, of which he was responsible for information technology issues for 16 years, in addition to other duties, first as a sub-department head in the Federal Ministry of Justice and from 2009 as State Secretary and Chief Information Officer of the State Government of the Free State of Saxony. Since 2015, he has worked as a consultant for management issues relating to the digitization of public administration and the judiciary, and since 2016 as a lawyer specializing in e-government and e-justice issues, as well as an honorary professor of Internet law, in particular e-government and e-justice, at the Faculty of Law at the University of Leipzig. On several occasions, he has advised governments, especially in Central Asia, on the transformation process of the rule of law within the framework of international legal cooperation, for example, in the creation of a citizen participation platform or in the electronic support of the legislative process.


  • Vice Chairman of the National E-Government Competence Center e.V. (NEGZ)
  • Member of the board of the Deutscher EDV-Gerichtstag e.V.
  • Member of the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation e.V. (IRZ)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Digital Transformation of AOK Nordost
  • Member of the program advisory board of Cyber Akademie GmbH
  • Member of the Working Group “Innovative Verwaltung” of Initiative D 21 e.V.
  • Member of the Working Group “Ethik” of Inititative D21 e.V.
  • Member of the association “Kulturhaus Centre Bagatelle e.V.”
  • Member of the association for liberal network policy LOAD e.V.
  • Member of the German section of the International Commission of Jurists e.V.;
  • Member of the German Group of Liberal International (DGLI) e.V.;
  • President of the Digital Customs Stamp Initiative (“Initiative Digitaler Zollstempel”) www.digitalerzollstempel.de.
  • Senior Adviser of the Agentur für Public Affairs – Tietmeyer, Wolgast & Partner Politikberatung – twp Berlin


Consulting offer:

The range of consulting services on the subject of e-legislation extends in particular into the international arena: For example, Central Asian states were supported in their project to set up a citizen participation platform for participation in legislative projects. Furthermore, experience in electronic support for legislation (use of eNorm software) is being applied to facilitate the drafting of legislative texts while observing the principles of legal formality.


Bernhardt IT Management Consulting Management GmbH’s offering is aimed at public authority management and IT managers in public authorities who are working to digitize their services for citizens and also to digitally transform internal administrative processes. In doing so, it supports the management of public authorities in their efforts to win over administrative staff to the goals of digitization and to accompany them in the changeover process. It provides information about the opportunities and risks of administrative digitization that result from the legal framework conditions, such as the eGovernment Acts (“E-Government Gesetze”) and the Online Access Act (“Onlinezugangsgesetz”), at the federal level as well as at the level of the states and municipalities for eGovernment. If desired, architecture models for a digitally transformed public authority structure can be developed together with the customer.


The offer of consultancy is directed at the justice administrations of the federal and state governments and relates to organizational aspects of justice communication as well as to management issues in connection with the introduction of electronic justice records on the basis of the legal framewor


Bernhardt IT Management Consulting GmbH provides management consulting services primarily for insurance companies and service providers (contract physicians, hospitals, providers of therapeutic products, providers of medical aids, pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies, as well as other service providers) on issues relating to the digitization of the healthcare system in connection with the legal framework on the topic of electronic patient files and electronic health cards. Furthermore, the health scientist Leslie Bernhardt is available for supporting consulting services by way of subcontracting on the basis of a contract for work and services. She brings with her the necessary industry know-how/background knowledge and has, for example, already participated in the development of a health app.


With our consulting services, we aim to support school authorities, the management of schools, and teachers in planning, designing, and evaluating media-supported teaching and learning arrangements.

If necessary, a teacher who works part-time primarily on digitization issues in the school system is assigned a consulting subcontract as part of the consulting service.

Furthermore, we work together with “greenproject” – an exciting offer for schools to prepare their students for the now very dynamic professional world. Pupils can learn about the different roles, such as salesperson, technical or marketing expert and manager. Also: self-reflection, time and expectation management are often required right out of high school. Typical personality tests from the Assessment Center, Teambuildig measures can give first insights. More information: http://www.greenproject.projectpioneer.de

Current events

  • Participation in the FDP Federal Committee on Justice, Home Affairs, Integration and Consumer Protection as Vice-Chairman on 18/19.3.2023.
  • Presentation on: ” Use of artificial intelligence in the judiciary- comes the robot judge” in the context of a brownbag meeting of the Artificial Intelligence Center Science, Technology and Engineering – aric Hamburg on 9/3/2023.
  • Participation in the board meeting of the EDV-Gerichtstag on March 6, 2023 in Frankfurt.
  • Chairing the 6th meeting Initiative Digital Customs Stamp on 2/23/2023.
  • Participation in the program committee of the Cyber Academy on Feb. 22, 2023.
  • Participation in the meeting of the JointCommission “Electronic Legal Transactions” of the EDVGT on Friday, 17.02.2023, at the DAV-Haus in Berlin.
  • Drafting of a statement as a board member of the German EDV-Gerichtstag on the draft law implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/868 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2022 on European data governance and amending Regulation (EU) 2018/1724 (data governance act), https://www.edvgt.de/stellungnahmen/.
  • Written Opinion of January 27, 2023, on the Schleswig-Holstein State Government’s Draft Law Amending the Schleswig-Holstein E-Government Act, Printed Matter 20/369, Nov. 8, 2022. Downloadable as Reprint 20-00693 https://e-lissh.landtag.ltsh.de/portala/browse.tt.html.
  • Written statement dated January 27, 2023 on behalf of LOAD e.V. for the written hearing of the Committee on Digital Affairs and Data Protection of the Hessian State Parliamentf on the state government’s draft amendment to the Hessian E-Government Act and other provisions – Drs. 20/9427- and on the SPD’s amendment – Drs- 20/9688.

Presentations (selection)/Panel participation

  • Moderation of the CIO roundtable “OZG – What’s next” on Nov. 15, 2022 from 11:25 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the DATABUND Forum in Bielefeld with Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer-Falcke, Commissioner of the State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia for Information Technology (CIO) and member of the IT Planning Council, Dr. Horst Baier , IT Representative of the State Government of Lower Saxony (CIO) and member of the IT Planning Council, Stephan Hauber, Chairman of the Board, DATABUND e.V., Christian Echle, Head of Department Asia and the Pacific, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V., and Malte Spitz, Member of the National Standards Control Council and Commissioner for Digital Administration and Digitally Capable Law.
  • Lecture on: “Europe’s digital decade – an outlook” on 11.11.2022 at 14:45h followed by participation in the panel discussion at the annual conference 2022 of the German Society for Law and Informatics e.V. (DGRI) at the Paulinum of the University of Leipzig
  • Leading an educational seminar on “Law of Administrative Digitization” at the Smart Country Conference (“Digitize Public Services”) on behalf of NEGZ e.V. on 19.10. 2022, 10-13h in Expo Center City, Berlin.
  • Presentation at the conference ” Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity. Business. Algorithm. Law” on 14.10. 2022 in Gdansk on: “Artificial intelligence in the judiciary – is the robot judge coming?”
  • Participation as an expert on behalf of the German EDV-Gerichtstag in discussion of the Legal Committee of the German Parliament  on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 on the draft law of the Federal Government “Draft of a law for the modernization of the promulgation and announcement system” (BT-Drucksache 20/3068).
  • Presentation at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom seminar “Staatsziel Digitale Transformation” on Oct. 8, 2022 on: “Amtsstube 2.0 – Stand der Verwaltungsdigitalisierung”.
  • Presentation at the 1st Global Forum for Local Digital Innovation and Governance on 5. 10. 2022 in Seoul, Korea, on:” Data protection within the framework of E-government”
  • Presentation at the International Conference “E-Justice: Challenges and Opportunities in Digital Era” on 26.9.2022 in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan on: “Principles of the E-Justice System in Germany and the References to European Law”.
  • Chair of the working group “European Work on E-Justice – EU draft regulation on the digitalization of cross-border judicial cooperation” at the EDV-Gerichtstag on 16.9.2022 with keynote speech.
  • Opening impulse at the event NEGZ e.V./Initiative D21 e.V. “Single Digital Gateway: Are we ambitious enough for Europe’s goals” on 8.9.2022 in Berlin.
  • “Ein Espresso with Dirk Arendt” on 31.March.2022 09:00 -https://www.linkedin.com/events/aufeinenespresso-digitalisierun6912046195905282049/
  • Participation in the expert hearing in the Bavarian State Parliament on 17. 3. 2022 on the Bavarian State Government’s draft law on digitization in the Free State of Bavaria (Bavarian Digital Law -BayDiG) on behalf of LOAD e.V.
  • (Online) Presentation “The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Judicial Proceedings in Germany” in: International Conference “Digitalization in Public Administration: Problems and Prospects of Development” – dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Faculty of Law, Bishkek/Kyrgyzstan on 19.2. 2022.
  • (Online) Lecture “Use of Artificial Intelligence in the Judiciary – is the robot judge coming? “on December 10, 2021 at the III. International Forum on Human Rights of the IRZ in cooperation with the Law Academy of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan and KAZGUU University, Nursultan/Kazakhstan.
  • (Online) lecture “Countering Extremism on the Net. What is the role of the state and what is the role of the private sector?” at the International Conference of the GIZ Regional Project “Prevention of Violent Extremism in Central Asia” (PREVECA) “Disinformation and Media Attacks by Extremists – What Protects Society and the State?” in Almaty/Kazakhstan on December 7. 2021
  • (Online)- Participation in the panel at the LegalEngineering meeting of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum under the responsibility of the UN in Katowice, Poland with a video contribution on the recommendations for action by the UN for the regulation of the use of artificial intelligence in justice on 6.12.2021.
  • (Online)-Lecture “The Law Examinations in Germany” in conference in Nursultan/ Kazakhstan on legal education on 23.11.2021
  • (Online)-Lecture “Access to Justice and fair Trail righs in Germany” in Orion Hotel , Bishkek in conference “Strenghening the Rule of law trough e-Justice” of Ala-Too International University and Volkswagen Foundation on 29.10. 2021.
  • Introductory lecture and serve and participation in subsequent panel discussion” EU Digital Compass 2030. What does the administration need to prepare today already from the perspective of business?” in the framework of NEGZ Autumn Conference Hotel Berlin Central District, Berlin on 26.10.2021.
  • Short presentation in the context of the NEGZ Autumn Conference on: E-Government Laws in Comparison and Best Practice Guideline Hotel Berlin Central District, Berlin on 26.10. 2021
  • Online presentation on “The Use of Artificial Intelligence in the Field of Justice”, International Seminar of the United Nations IGF with theses from the Future of Internet Monograph on 25.10. 2021
    (Online) presentation at the III Conference New technologies and artificial intelligence. Legal and practical aspects of the trust ecosystem, Pedagogical University of Krakow Institute of Law and Economics. Topic: “The use of artificialintelligence in the judiciary – is the robot judge coming?” in English on 23.10. 2021.
  • (Online) presentation and contribution to the discussion on: “Digitization, Access to Justice and Fair Trial Rights in Germany” in Konfere nz “Open innovations Forum Open Mind” on 20 October 2021 in Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) in the framework of Panel Session I: Digitization and Law: New Challenges”.
  • Chairing the working group European Work on E-Justice at the 30th German EDV-Gerichtstag on September 23, 2021 with introductory lecture (Zoom conference online)
  • Participation in panel discussion “No fear of AI- Automated, responsible, secure ” of the congress Public-IT-Security 2021 on September 9, 2021 (hybrid event)
  • Lecture at the 10th Brown-Bag-Meeting of the National E-Government Competence Center (NEGZ) e.V.: “E-Government Legislation of Federal and State Governments in Comparison” on September 3, 2021 (Zoom conference online)
  • Presentation “German administrative digitization at a snail’s pace” at the Zoom event of the Initiative Hauptstadt Berlin e.V. on August 4, 2021; published in https://ihb.berlin/2021/08/04/zoom-meeting-mit-prof-dr-wilfried-bernhardt/
  • Moderation of the panel discussion “Administrative Digitization and Small and Medium-Sized Businesses” with the digital politicians of the parliamentary groups in the Bundestag, DATABUND Forum, June 3, 2021.
  • Participation in the panel discussion “AI in public administration”, DATABUND Forum, June 3, 2021
  • (Online) Lecture at the Faculty of Law of the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University: “Development of ICT in public service in Germany and how it helps to overcome the challenges caused by Covid- 19 pandemic” (Развитие ИКТ на государственной службе в Германии и как это помогает преодолевать проблемы, вызванные пандемией Ковида-19).
  • Presentation of the nominees for the ForNet Media Award and laudation of the laureate Isabelle Ewald on 15.4. 2021, online.
  • (Online) presentation on “”E-Justice in Germany and Europe” to Mexican delegation on behalf of the Friedich Naumann Foundation on 25.03. 2020.
  • Cloud = order processing? (Online) presentation at: “Cloud and GDPR – Opposites Attract?” Behörden Spiegel Führungskräfteforum, Berlin) on 25. 02.2021 (online).
  • Statement as an expert on the “Fifth Law Amending the Constitution of the Free State of Thuringia – Electronic Execution and Promulgation of Legal Acts” – bill of the parliamentary groups DIE LINKE, der SPD and BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNDEN – Drucksache 7/2040, in hearing of the Thuringian State Parliament on 12.01.2021 (online).
  • “Electronic patient file from 2021 – compliant with data protection?” in: Network event “Digital Synergies” (msg.systems.ag) on 15.12. 2020 (online).
  • Use of artificial intelligence in the judiciary- is the robot judge coming? RC Berlin-Kudamm, 10.11.2020 (online).
  • Use of artificial intelligence in the judiciary-is the robot judge coming?,RC Gendarmenmarkt, 06.11.2020 (online).
  • Introductory impulse lecture at the EDV-Gerichtstag (Working Group Europe): “Work on E-Justice: current status and plans during the German EU Council Presidency” on 14. 09. 2020. (online).
  • Register modernization unconstitutional? Slam at the Fall Conference of the National E-Government Competency Center e.V. 09/14/2020. (online).
  • “E-Health -Digitalization in Healthcare -legal Framework” at the Science Conference of the National E-Government Competence Center e.V. 09/11/2020. (online).
  • “30 Jahre Einigungsvertrag”, lecture by a contemporary witness on the genesis of the Unification Treaty, Centre Bagatelle, Berlin-Frohnau, September 10, 2020.
  • Seminar for Behörden Spiegel: Cloud und DSGVO – “Gegensätze ziehen sich an?!” on 08.09.2020 (online)
  • “Pandemic to Open Justice” – Virtual Negotiations in Court, Experiences – Challenges – Future”, event of the German EDV Gerichtstag, 09.06.2020 (online).
  • Impulse statement in the context of a discussion with MP (ret.) Roland Koch at the Digital State on the topic of”Legitimität staatliches Handelns in Zeiten der Digitalisierung” 3/4/ 2020.
  • “Different E-Government Laws in Germany – Which Regulations are the Best?” Presentation at the 23rd International Legal Informatics Symposium IEIS 2020 in Salzburg on 2/27/2020.
  • Legal Framework of Work 4.0 in Public Administration – Opportunities and Challenges; presentation at a Behördenspiegel seminar “Work 4.0 in Public Administration – From Trend to Implementation” on 4.2. 2020.
  • “30 Jahre Einigungsvertrag” [30 Years of the Unification Treaty], lecture by a contemporary witness on the history of the origins of the Unification Treaty, Gemeindesaal der Evangelischen St. Johannes-Kirche in Frohnau Jan. 30, 2020.
  • “Digitization of administration in Germany,” lecture to Kyrgyz judges in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (online), Jan. 18, 2020.
  • “Praxis-Hinweise zur effizienten Umsetzung des neuen Datenschutzrechts,” presentation at the Information Security Day at the Ministry of the Interior and Sports in Magdeburg, Germany, on Nov. 28, 2019,
    Cloud = Order Processing? Lecture at: “Cloud and DSGVO -Gegensätze ziehen sich an?” Behörden Spiegel Executive Forum, Berlin Oct. 16, 2019.
  • “Use of artificial intelligence in the judiciary”, presentation at the 5th OSE Summer Talk, Berlin, 27.9.2019.
  • Introduction to the topic of the working group on European e-Justice developments, German EDV-Gerichtstag 2019, Saarbrücken, 20.9.2019.
  • “Do European legal requirements decide on German e-government?”, MEMO conference, June 3, 2019.
  • “Do we need a new digital statecraft?” – Summary of Bremen Colloquium/Impulse, presentation at “Digital State,” April 2, 2019.
  • “Artificial Intelligence at the Service oft he Judiciary,” presentation at LIBRALEX meeting, Frankfurt, Feb. 25.
  • Statement as an expert in the Public Oral Hearing in the Hessian State Parliament on the state government’s draft bill for a law to promote electronic administration and to amend administrative procedure and administrative enforcement law regulations and gambling law responsibilities-Drucks. 19/6403, Sept. 8, 2018, http://starweb.hessen.de/cache/KB/19/INA/INA-KB-105.pdf.
  • “A Question of Trust: Data Protection-Compliant Cloud Computing for Public Authorities,” presentation at Behördenspiegel conference on June 26, 2018, June 26, 2018.
  • “E-Government in Germany and Europe,” presentation at 25th Three-Country Meeting of DGRI, St. Gallen June 22, 2018.
  • “Value Creation through Open Data in Administration, Justice and Legislation,” presentation at 13th International For..Net Symposium, April 11, 2018 Passau.
  • “Compatibility of digitization and federalism?”, presentation at 1st Meissen Research Days: Digitization in Administration, Nov. 1, 2018.
  • Administration based on the rule of law and promoting economic development”, lecture in Astana/Kazakhstan, Feb. 19, 2018.
  • “The electronic support of legislation in Germany,” lecture in Bishkek, Dec. 11, 2017.
  • “Digitalization in the legislative process in Germany”, lecture in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 11.12.2017.
  • “E-government and e-justice: significance of constitutional principles for the digitalization of administration and justice”, lecture at the Academy of Administration of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, December 12, 2017.
    “Digitization in the legislative process in Germany”, lecture, Bishkek/Kyrgyzstan, December 11, 2017.
  • Introduction to data protection issues, Municipal Data Protection Day December 5, 2017.
  • Which conflicts between eIDAS -regulation and German law of evidence have to be considered? European Academy Berlin December 7, 2017.
  • “Opportunities and Challenges of a Digitization of Justice and Administration in the Federal State”, Lecture at the Rotary Club Berlin-Gendarmenmarkt, November 17, 2017.
  • “Give heed! Stumbling blocks in the implementation of digital record keeping”, 16th PDV Systems User Forum, Jena, November 8, 2017.
  • “The online access law in consideration of European regulation” – presentation at the Governikus annual conference November 8, 2017.
  • Participation in the panel discussion “After the election is before the new government program”- Governikus Annual Conference November 7, 2017, dbb-Forum Berlin.
  • “E-Health und die Digitalisierung im Gesundheitswesen?”, presentation on the occasion of the AOK Nordost- meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board for Digital Transformation on October 5, 2017.
  • “Key Elements of a Successful Digitization of the Judiciary,” keynote address at the Young Litigation Law Scholars Conference in Leipzig on Sept. 29, 2017.
  • Introduction and leadership in workshop “Digital” of the event of the FNF for members of the public service of the federal and state governments on September 16, 2017, Potsdam.
  • Introduction and chair in workshop: electronic process (civil and criminal process) in the host country United Kingdom, September 22, 2017.
    Laudation on the occasion of the award of the Dieter- Meurer-Förderpreis to Prof. Dr. Louisa Specht, University of Passau, on September 21, 2017.
  • “eGovernment: digital platforms against administrative collapse?”- presentation on the occasion of the 3rd OSE SUMMER TALK BERLIN 2017, June 20, 2017.
  • “Central E-Governance Systems in Decentralized Administrative Structures”, presentation on the occasion of the First German-Zambian eGovernment Forum, Luska, Radisson Hotel, June 28, 2017.
  • Participation in panel discussion on : “Central eGovernment services for local governments”, on the occasion of the First German-Zambian eGovernment Forum, Luska, Radisson Hotel, June 2017.
  • Participation in the panel discussion Future Congress June 17, 2017.
  • “Digitization of the judiciary -challenges and potentials”, presentation at 28th Glienicker Talk, May 12, 2017.
  • “Cloud computing services compatibility with data protection law?” Lecture on the occasion of the 12th PraxisForum Digital Processes: GoBD and audits, on May 31, 2017.
  • “Digitization of the Judiciary -Challenges and Potentials,” lecture at the Glienicker Talk on May 12, 2017, HWR.
  • “Further Development of E-Government in the Federal State – Opportunities for Business?” Lecture at the Institute for Administration and Administrative Law in the New Federal States, IHK zu Leipzig, May 4, 2017.
  • “Grundgesetzliche Gewaltenteilungsprinzipien und digitale Transformation des Staates: Chancen und Herausforderungen” Inaugural lecture on the occasion of the honorary professorship at the Faculty of Law, University of Leipzig, January 25, 2017.
  • Lecture “Die europäische Dimension des Smart Government” im Rahmen des Workshop “vom E-Government zum Smart Government” des Alexander von Humboldt Instituts Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, 2 December 2016 .
  • Impulse Statement “Digital Separation of Powers” at the Fall Conference of the National E-Government Competence Center, Berlin, November 30, 2016.
  • Greeting at the opening of the Data Protection Foundation’s Data Day in Leipzig: “I agree! What’s next for consent in data protection?”, November 22, 2016.
  • Statement at the panel discussion “Arbeit 4.0 – Stand und Entwicklung einer modernen Personalentwicklung im öffentlichen Dienst”, in the Thuringian State Parliament, November 17, 2016.
  • “Digitalization of Administrative Services in the Responsibility Structure of the Federal State and the Private Sector”, keynote speech at the strategy conference of the National E-Government Competence Center, Berlin, November 8, 2016″.
  • Lecture “Key Elements of the Introduction of E-Justice in Germany”, Conference on Information Technology and Law, Bern, November 2, 2016.
  • Lecture “E-Justice: Fundamentals and Perspectives,” E-Justice Conference, German University of Administrative Sciences, Speyer, October 27, 2016.
  • Presentation “Transforming to a digital government through the optimization of common processes of government (value of shared service centers),” in Conference” in Roundtable “Government Transformation in a Digital Era,” Astana (Kazakhstan), October 14, 2016.
  • Keynote speech on “E-Government from the citizen’s perspective”, Münchner Kreis, Munich, September 29, 2016.
  • Fortentwicklung des E-Government im föderalistischen Staat – Chancen für die Wirtschaft? eIHK-E-Government-Tagung, Berlin 27.November 2016.
    Lecture “E-Government and E-Justice -Standardization processes in factual and legal terms”, EDV-Gerichtstag, 23.September 2016.
  • Introductory lecture and moderation at the working group “Nach Inkrafttreten des europäischen Datenschutzpakets: Was kommt auf Deutschland, insbesondere auf die Justiz zu?”, EDV-Gerichtstag, September 22, 2016.
  • Introductory lecture and moderation at the working group “E-Justice -Developments in Italy,” EDV-Gerichtstag, Saarbrücken, September 22, 2016.
  • “Chancen und Risiken der Digitalisierung von Verwaltung und Justiz im föderalistischen Staat”, presentation at the Rotary-Humboldt, Berlin , 19, September 2016.
  • “Fortentwicklung der IT-Steuerung in Deutschland – Chancen für die Privatwirtschaft?”, Databund Forum 2016, Hemer, September 15, 2016.
  • Lecture “My data – your data? – Data protection or new business models?” Wilhelm-Külz-Stiftung, Leipzig, September 13, 2016.
  • “IT in der Juristenausbildung: E-Justice-Kompetenz”, presentation together with Christina-Maria Leeb on the occasion of the Third Symposium of the Institute for Legal Didactics, University of Passau, September 12, 2016.
  • Lecture “E-Government in Germany”, Conference of the Government Office Vietnam (OoG) together with GIZ, Hanoi, September 9, 2016.
  • Networked, transparent and efficient? E-Government & E-Justice in the South Caucasus and Germany, “Research meets Practice” talk, GIZ, Berlin, July 12, 2016.
  • Keynote address “10 years IMTB”, Berlin, June 23, 2016.
  • “Digital Separation of Powers! IT-Markt zwischen Staat und Privatwirtschaft” – Lecture together with Prof. Dirk Heckmann at the 11th International For..Net- Symposium, Passau, April 15, 2016.
  • Lecture “IT security and trust in e-government: How is Germany dealing with the European challenge?” at Cebit in the Security Policy Working Group of BITKOM, March 17, 2016.
  • Presentation “Creating the electronic criminal and investigation file – the time is ripe!”, European Police Congress, Berlin, February 24, 2016.
  • Keynote speech “Electronic file” at the 30th workshop of the Institute for Written and Documentary Investigation (ISU) e.V., University of Mannheim, February 9, 2016.
  • “The Regulation on Electronic Identification and Trust Services for Electronic Transactions in the Single Market,” Omnisecure Conference, Berlin, January 21, 2016.
  • “e-Justice and e-Management in the Judiciary in Germany,” December 12, 2015, Tashkent State Institute of Jurisprudence, Uzbekistan.
  • “A standards control council for Thuringia? – the Saxon experience” Keynote speech at the expert policy discussion on the establishment of a standards control council in Thuringia, December 2,2015, Thuringian State Parliament.
  • “E-Justice More Successful than E-Government?” – Keynote speech at event of the ‘National E-Government Center on November 12, 2015, Berlin.
  • “Die E-Akte im Kontext der aktuellen E-Government-Gesetzgebung”- Keynote speech at the 7th Annual E-File Conference, November 12, 2015, Berlin .
  • Chair of the workshop “Ways and means for the implementation of e-government legislation” in the context of the congress “Innovative Management” on 1.10.2015 in Lübeck.
  • “The Saxon eGovernment Act and the Bavarian eGovernment Bill in Comparison”- presentation at a discussion event “E-Government – Using Opportunities for More Democracy”, on September 22, Bavarian State Parliament.
  • “eGovernment und sich ergebenende Chancen zum Bürokratieabbau”, keynote speech at the “Verein Berliner Kaufleute und Industrieller” (VBKI), September 16, 2015, Berlin.
  • Introductory speech at the event of the European E-Justice Working Group of the EDV-Gerichtstag: “The Regulation on Electronic Identification and Trust Services for Electronic Transactions in the Internal Market” , September 12, 2015, Saarbrücken
  • “Autonomy and Privacy in the Political System” – Lecture Juridicum University of Passau, July 6, 2015.
  • Introductory speech to the event of the Working Group European E-Justice of the EDV-Gerichtstag: “The Regulation on Electronic Identification and Trust Services for Electronic Transactions in the Internal Market” , 30.June 2015, Berlin.
  • Participation in panel discussion “Do we need an agency e-government and IT control?” in the context of the Future Congress 2015.
  • “Federal eGovernment Act 2013 – Saxon eGovernment Act 2014 – successful eGovernment secured?”, Bavarian eGovernment User Forum, Munich, June 10, 2015.
    “Institutionalized Cooperation to Secure Digital Trust Spaces,” dbb Congress New Administration, Municipality 2.0 Security Forum, Leipzig , June 2, 2015.
  • “E-Justice: Potentials and Risks of Digital Access to Law and the Digitalization of Justice” , workshop discussion, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), Berlin, May 19, 2015.
  • Participation in panel discussion at the Business Breakfast SIBB and CDU parliamentary group: “Introduction of the Berlin E-Government Act”, May 12, 2016.
  • “Electronic file in the Free State of Saxony: experiences and insights from planning, introduction and standard setting” , Schaufenster E-Akte Live, Fraunhofer Fokus, Berlin, April 22, 2015.
  • “25 Years of Peaceful Revolution” – Commemorative Act of the City of Dresden, Dresden City Hall, Oct. 8, 2014.
  • “Teaching E-Justice Competencies in the Judiciary” , 23rd EDV-Gerichtstag, Saarbrücken, September 26, 2014.
    Challenges of the Digital Agenda for 2014, – Electronic Identification – Building block for “real” eGovernment – INAP Conference, Madrid, June 11, 2014.
  • “Network and Information Security,” INAP Conference, Madrid, June 10, 2014.
  • “Better regulation: what is the contribution of cost transparency and cost containment?”, 2nd Future Congress State Administration, Berlin, July 2, 2014.
  • “Saxon e-government law,” BITKOM working group on e-government, Berlin,May 14, 2014.
  • “Modern administration for Saxony as a place to live and do business”, “Efficient State” administration congress, Berlin, April 1, 2014.
  • “Introductory speech to the IT and organization form 2014”, University Center of the TU Dresden, March 18, 2014.
  • “Current issues in construction law”, specialist day on construction law at the construction trade fair “HAUS 2014” Messe Dresden, Dresden, February 27, 2014.
  • “Introduction of a standards control council at the state level”, Symposium of the German Society for Legislation, Düsseldorf, January 8, 2014.
  • “Mobile Government – useful for citizens and administration?”, Petersberg, Bonn, November 29, 2013.
  • “E-Government in Saxony – Future of Democracy,” Wilhelm Külz Foundation, TU Dresden, April 30, 2014.
  • “State modernization and digitalization – Saxony on the way to the top in Germany? , Laubegaster Forum , Dresden, April 2, 2014.
  • “Digital by Default! – Leitbild or E-Government 2020?”, 20th Berlin E-Government User Forum, Berlin, February 19, 2014.
  • “E-Government Law,” Moderner Staat 2013 Trade Fair, Berlin, December 2013.
  • “Administrative Structure of the Federal Republic of Germany: Federal and State Governments,” Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), October 15, 2013.
  • “Delivering services through Citizen Terminals and Mobile Offices in rural areas,” European e-Government Conference, Vilnius/Lithuania, October 3, 2013.
  • The Internet after the election: everything open? Opening lecture at the Future Forum Open Government at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, November 8, 2013 (https://www.zu.de/info-de/institute/togi/assets/pdf/TICC-131108-Keynote_Bernhardt-ZOG-Friedrichshafen-V2.pdf)
  • “Modern administration – old hat”? 9th Meeting of the Leadership Circle Public Service (ver.di), Berlin, October 23, 2013.
  • “Digitization in Politics and Administration,” International Summer School, Dresden, September 29, 2013.
  • “Instantly online? Connectivity and Its Implications for E-Governance,” European Liberal Forum, European Parliament, Brussels, September 19, 2013.
  • “Innovative approaches to solutions in times of demographic change – The digitization of public services using the example of states and municipalities” as part of the series “What benefits does digitization bring to Europe?” at the European Liberal Forum, Dresden, Sept. 5, 2013
  • “European E-Government”, Congress New Administration, Leipzig, June 2013.
  • “E-Justice Competence in Education and Profession,” 21st EDP Court Day, Saarbrücken, November 14, 2012.
  • “The way to PPP in Saxony”, opening lecture on the occasion of the 7th Federal PPP Congress “Better with Partners – New Models for Investments, Financing and Sustainability”, Berlin, October 16, 2012
    “Introductory lecture to the IT and organization forum” , Dresden, September 11, 2012.
  • “The possibility of asserting individual constitutional rights” , Conference ” the Constitution – the shaping of the values of human rights in a democratic society and in a modern state, September, Astana (Kazakhstan), August 30, 2012.
  • “Modern Citizen Services, Integrated Administration, Reliable Infrastructures – Technologies for the Public Administration of the Future” ; IT Business Executive Summit, Fuschl/Austria, March 2012.
  • “Strategic Linking Europe-Federation-Country in E-Government,” E-Government Summit 2011, Petersberg near Bonn, November 16, 2011.
  • “National e-Government Strategy – Guiding Idea of the IT Planning Council and Implementation,” Dresden E-Government Conference 2011, Stadtmuseum Dresden, October 14, 2011.
  • “Administrative Modernization and E-Government in Saxony” – Conference “Administrative Modernization – Experiences and Perspectives”, DHV Speyer, October 12, 2011.
  • “E-Justice in the legal system in Germany under consideration of the fight against white-collar crime”, German-Vietnamese Law Days, Hanoi, October 4, 2011.
  • “E-Justice 2020 – Ten Theses for a National Strategy,” opening lecture at the 20th (Anniversary) EDV-Gerichtstag , Saarbrücken, September 2011.
  • “Ways to citizen-oriented administration: modern information and communication technologies for modern citizen services”, opening lecture at the Forum Kommune21 in the context of DiKOM Ost – Trade Fair for Digital Communities, Leipzig, September 13, 2011.
  • “Information Technology Meets Demographic Change – Answers of the Free State of Saxony to the Challenges” , workshop at the 16th Ministerial Congress, Berlin, September 8, 2011.
  • “How much data protection do we need for European e-Justice?”, Saxony Liaison Office Brussels, March 24, 2011.
  • “E-Government in Saxony – successful through cooperation,” workshop on Amt 24 for municipal users, Sächsische Aufbaubank, March 9, 2011
  • “Information technology as a key element of state modernization”, symposium “Saxony 2020 – modern state – efficient administration”, Dresden, November 29, 2010
  • “IT-supported case processing – a key contribution to state modernization”, event “IT-supported case processing – core element of eGovernment in Saxon administrations”, University of Applied Sciences of Saxon Administration in Meißen, November 10, 2010
  • “Information technology as a key element of state modernization”, conference “Saxony 2020-modern state – efficient administration”, Dresden, October 29, 2010
    “Current Challenges of the Notarial Profession in Europe”, 3rd Polish-German Practitioners’ Conference of the German Federal Chamber of Notaries, the Polish Chamber of Notaries and the Chamber of Notaries of Saxony, Freiberg, 29 October 2010
  • “Who is Who?- Approaches to Secure Identity Management”, Congress Fair Public-IT-Security, Berlin, October 6, 2010.
  • “Data Storage and Standardization versus Judicial Independence,” E-Justice Forum of Xinnovations 2010, Humboldt University of Berlin, September 14, 2010.
  • “Data Protection and Internet Criminality on the Cross-Border Internet,” Seminar ELSA Dresden e.V., TU Dresden, June 2011.
  • “The Services Directive as an Impetus for E-Government and Administrative Modernization ?”, Leipzig Chamber of Industry and Commerce, May 27, 2010.


  • Written statement dated March 3, 2023 on behalf of LOAD e.V. for the written hearing of the Committee on Digital Affairs and Data Protection of the Hessian State Parliament on the draft bills Drucks. 20/9762 and Drucks. 20/10380 – Hessian Mobile Communications Act.
  • Written statement dated March 3, 2023 on behalf of LOAD e.V. for the written hearing of the Committee on Digital Affairs and Data Protection of the Hessian State Parliament on the draft bill of the CDU and Alliance90/The Greens parliamentary groups for a Hessian law on open data of public administration bodies (Hessian Open Data Act – HODaG- Drucks. 20/10379)
  • Editorial NJW-aktuell 4/2023: “eVerkündung – erst ein Anfang
  • “Written statement of 27 January 2023 on behalf of LOAD e.V. for the written hearing of the Economic and Digitalization Committee of the Schleswig-Holstein State Parliamenton the draft of the  government of Schleswig-Holstein for a law amending the e-government law of Schleswig-Holstein, Drs. No. 20/369 of 8.11. 2022
  • Written statement dated January 27, 2023 on behalf of LOAD e.V. for the written hearing of the Committee for Digital Affairs and Data Protection of the Hessian State Parliamentf on the state government’s draft for an amendment to the Hessian E-Government Act and other regulations – Drs.No. 20/9427- and on the SPD’s amendment – Drs. No 20/9688
  • Der Europäische Weg in die digitale Dekade, PDV-News 2022/02  S. 6-11, downloadbar über https://www.pdv.de/pdvnews/digitalversion.
  • Wilfried Bernhardt und Aliya Maralbaeva, “Platform Solutions for the Digital Justice: Models of Regulation”, in: The Platform Economy – Designing a Supranational Legal Framework, edited by Maxim I. I Nozemtsev, Elina L. Sidorenko, Zarina I. Khisamova, S. 225-240, Springer-Verlag 2022
  • Schriftliche Stellungnahme im Auftrag von LOAD e.V. für die schriftliche Anhörung des Ausschusses für Digitales und Datenschutz des Hessischen Landtages zum Gesetzentwurf der Fraktion der SPD, Drucks. 20/8468, „Gesetz zur Änderung des Hessischen Gesetzes über das öffentliche Vermessungs- und Geoinformationswesen und zur Änderung des Hessischen Landesplanungsgesetzes“ ,  https://www.load-ev.de/positionen/ bzw. https://www.load-ev.de/2022/09/22/load-stellungnahme-vermessungs-und-geoinformationswesen/
  • “Bayerisches Digitalgesetz: Mehr Rechte für Bürger und Unternehmen”,in: eGoverment Computing August 2022, https://www.egovernment-computing.de/mehr-rechte-fuer-buerger-und-unternehmen-a-453f2ae48aaea2e27e0e37a965087069/.
  • “Grundlegende Prinzipien der weiteren E-Justice-Entwicklung für die 20. Legislaturperiode des Deutschen Bunddestages”, in: jM 2022, 277 ff.
  • Der Einsatz von KI in der Justiz – kommt der Roboterrichter (Teil 3), PDV-News 2022/01
  • “Digitale Gesetzesverkündung”, in: Recht Digital, NJW 22/2022, S. 15.
  • Schriftliche Stellungnahme als Vertreter des Deutschen EDV-Gerichtstags e.V. zum Referentenentwurf eines Gesetzes zur Ergänzung der Regelungen zur Umsetzung der Digitalisierungsrichtlinie (DiREG)  Stn_03-v-04042022Referentenentwurf eines Gesetzes zur Ergänzung der Regelungen zur Umsetzung der DiREG
  • Mündliche Stellungnahme als Vertreter von LOAD e.V. – Verein für liberale Netzpolitik – , für die Öffentliche Anhörung zum Gesetzentwurf der Staatsregierung des Freistaats Bayern über die Digitalisierung im Freistaat Bayern (Bayerisches Digitalgesetz – BayDiG) am 17. März 2022 im  Bayerischen Landtag   Protokoll der Anhörung zum Bayerischen Digitalgesetz am 17.03. 2022
  • Schriftliche Stellungnahme als Vertreter von LOAD e.V. – Verein für liberale Netzpolitik – , für die Öffentliche Anhörung zum Gesetzentwurf der Staatsregierung des Freistaats Bayern über die Digitalisierung im Freistaat Bayern (Bayerisches Digitalgesetz – BayDiG) am 17. März 2022 im  Bayerischen Landtag  LOAD Stellungnahme zum Entwurf eine Gesetzes über die Digitalisierung im Freistaat Bayern
  • Quo vadis Ampel? – Digitalisierung der Justiz, in:  jM 2022, 90-96.
  • Schriftliche Stellungnahme als Vertreter des NEGZ e.V. zum Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Förderung der Digitalisierung und Bereitstellung von offenen Daten und zur Ermöglichung des Einsatzes von datengetrieben Informationstechnologien in der Verwaltung, Gesetzentwurf der Landesregierung von Schleswig-Holstein, Drucksache 19/3267 http://www.landtag.ltsh.de/infothek/wahl19/umdrucke/06700/umdruck-19-06794.pdf.  vom 29.11.2021. NEGZ Stellungnahme Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Förderung der Digitalisierung http://www.landtag.ltsh.de/infothek/wahl19/umdrucke/06700/umdruck-19-06794.pdf.  vom 29.11.2021.
  • Schriftliche Stellungnahme als Vertreter von LOAD e.V. – Verein für liberale Netzpolitik – , für die Öffentliche Anhörung des Innenausschusses und des Ausschusses für Digitales und Datenschutz im Hessischen Landtag zu dem Gesetzentwurf der Fraktion der Freien Demokraten „Recht auf mobiles Arbeiten für Landesbeamte – Flexibilität und Attraktivität des öffentlichen Dienstes stärken“ – Drucks. 20/6387 – und zu dem Antrag der Fraktion der Freien Demokraten „Recht auf mobiles Arbeiten für Tarifbeschäftigte – Flexibilität und Attraktivität des öffentlichen Dienstes stärken“ – Drucks. 20/6388 – LOAD Stellungnahme für Hessischen Landtag FDP-Gesetzentwurf Mobiles Arbeiten für Landesbeamte und Antrag
  • Kapitel „Europäische E-Justiz“ in : Chibanguza, Kuss, Steege (Hrs.) „Künstliche Intelligenz – Recht und Praxis automatisierter und autonomer Systeme“, 2022, S. 1075-1093.
  • Der Einsatz von KI in der Justiz – kommt der Roboterrichter (Teil 2), PDV-News 2021
  •  “The Use of Artificial Intelligence in the Field of Justice”, in : Dariusz Szostek/Mariusz Załucki (eds.), Internet and New Technologies Law – Perspectives and Challenges, Nomos 2021,  S. 173-195.
  • The Use of Information Technology Tools in the Administration of Justice of Selected Countries (Germany)”, in: Dariusz Szostcek/Mariusz Zalucki (eds), Legal Tech – Information technology tools in the administration of justice”; Nomos-Verlag 2021, S.527 ff.
  • LegalTech w Niemczech, in: Darius Szostek (red.),Legal tech. Czyli jak bezpiecznie korzystać z narzędzi informatycznych w organizacji, w tym w kancelarii oraz dziale prawnym, Wadawnitwo C.H.Beck, Warszara 2021,  403-421.
  • Editorial ” Wie können wir die Rechtstreue des Staates sichern?”, in: Verwaltung & Management 2021, S- 202.
  • Runderneute eGovernment-Gesetze, NEGZ-Studie Teil 2, eGovernment Computing Oktober 2021, https://www.egovernment-computing.de/runderneuerte-egovernment-gesetze-a-1062665/
  • Schriftliche Stellungnahme im Auftrag von  LOAD e.V. – Verein für liberale Netzpolitik, für die mündliche Anhörung des Ausschusses für Digitales und Datenschutz des Hessischen Landtags zu dem Gesetzentwurf der Fraktion der Freien Demokraten für ein Open-Data-Gesetz – Drucks. 20/5471 – am Mittwoch, 8. September 2021.
  • Künstliche Intelligenz in der Justiz, PDV-News 2021
  •  „Vergleichende Darstellung der E‐Government‐Gesetzgebung von Bund und Ländern undBest‐Practices‐Leitlinie“ von Wilfried Bernhardt unter Mitwirkung von Alina Bernhardt, herausgegeben und gefördert  vom NEGZ e.V., Berichte des Nationalen E-Government-Zentrum e.V. Nr. 21 , 2021. Downloadbar unter  https://negz.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/NEGZ-Kurzstudie-21-E-Gov-Gesetzgebung-im-Vergleich-2021.pdf
  • Deutsche Verwaltungsdigitalisierung im Schneckentempo? in: Future 4 Public, 28. Juni 2021; https://f4p.online/2021/06/28/deutsche-verwaltungsdigitalisierung-im-schneckentempo/?fbclid=IwAR2gYicdroNJwshxAGbwEk5OefYw_EBn-Z8JQjen58GAIoRYAuOcdp8xLj0
  • juris PraxisKommentar Internetrecht (Heckmann/Paschke – Hrsg), 7.Auflage 1. 6. 2021, Kapitel 6 (E-Justice) Wilfried Bernhardt/Christina Leeb
  • Artikel “Recht” in Co:Lab (Hrsg.), Künstliche Intelligenz in Kommunen, 2021, 20 ff.; https://colab-digital.de/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Koki_Kuenstliche_Intelligenz_in_Kommunen.pdf.
  • „Agenda für die Steuerverwaltung in Deutschland“ Daniel Simon Schaebs/Katja Hessel MdB/ Wilfried Bernhardt, in Der Betrieb 2021, 405 ff.
  • Stellungnahme als Sachverständiger zum Fünften Gesetz zur Änderung der Verfassung des Freistaats Thüringen – Elektronische Ausfertigung und Verkündung von Rechtsakten – Gesetzentwurf der Fraktionen DIE LINKE, der SPD und BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNDEN – Drucksache 7/2040 01.2021, https://beteiligtentransparenzdokumentation.thueringer-landtag.de/fileadmin/Redaktion/Beteiligtentransparenzdokumentation/Dokumente/7-2040/3_Parl_Anhoerungsverf/Z7-953/Z7-953.pdf.
  • „Recht als Enabler für die Digitalisierung der Verwaltung,“ Innovative Verwaltung 11/2020, S. 14 ff.
  • Stellungnahme zum Registermodernisierungsgesetz für LOAD e.V. November 2020, https://www.load-ev.de/2020/09/25/stellungnahme-zum-registermodernisierungsgesetz/.
  • „Unterschiedliche E-Government- Gesetze in Deutschland – Welche Regelungen sind die Besten?“ in: Erich Schweighofer/‘alter Hötzendorfer/Franz Kummer/Ahti Saarenpää (Hsg./Eds.) Verantwortungsbewusste Digitalisierung, Tagungsband des 23. Internationalen Rechtsinformatik Symposiums IRIS 2020, Bern 2020, S. 353- 360.
  • „ Golden Twenties der digitalen Transformation?“, PDV-Leitfaden,  2020, abrufbar unter https://www.pdv.de/publikationen/leitfaeden.
  • Rezension von: Dariusz Szostek, Blockchain and the Law, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden-Baden 2019, in: InTeR 4/19, S. 189f.“
  • Rezension von: Louisa Specht, Diktat der Technik, Regulierungskonzepte technischer Vertragsinhaltsgestaltung am Beispiel von Bürgerlichem Recht und Urheberrecht“, Baden-Baden, 2019, in: Neue Justiz 2019, S. 460.
  • „E-Government in Deutschland und Europa“, Keynote auf dem 25. Drei-Länder-Treffen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik e.V. (DGRI) am 21. Juni 2018 in St. Gallen, in: DGRI Jahrbuch 2018, S. 213-234.
  • „Digitale Bildung ist mehr als Soft- und Hardware“, in: Digitalpakt Schule, Sonderpublikation von IT -Business & eGovernment Computing 10/2019, S. 14 f.
  • „eGovernment in Europa“, eGovernment Computing 03/2019, S.3.
  • „Eine Frage der Rechtstreue“, eGovernment Computing, 04/2019, S. 8.
  • Rezension von Anne Paschke, Digitale Gerichtsöffentlichkeit – Informationstechnische Maßnahmen, rechtliche Grenzen und gesellschaftliche Aspekte der Öffentlichkeitsgewähr in der Justiz, Duncker&Humblot Berlin, 2018, in: NWVBl, 2019, 175 ff.
  • „Europa und die Herausforderung der Digitalisierung“ , in: Henning Lühr (Hrsg.) , Brauchen wir eine neue Staatskunst? Herausforderungen für das Staats- und Verwaltungshandeln durch die digitale Entwicklung – Ergebnisse des Kolloquiums im Bremer Rathaus, Bremen 2019, S. 132 ff.
  • „Barrierefreiheit für eGovernment,“ eGovernment Computing 05/2019, S. 6 und 8
  • „Acht Stolpersteine auf dem Weg zur E-Akte“, PDV-Leitfaden, aktualisiert März 2019, abrufbar unter https://www.pdv.de/publikationen/leitfaeden.
  • „Erfolgsfaktoren für die Umsetzung der digitalen Aktenführung in Behörden“, PDV-Leitfachen, aktualisiert März 2019, abrufbar unter https://www.pdv.de/publikationen/leitfaeden.
  • „Rechtliche Vorgaben für die elektronische Verwaltungsakte“, PDV-Leifaden, aktualisiert März 2019, abrufbar unter https://www.pdv.de/publikationen/leitfaeden.
  • „Sieben DSGVO-Anforderungen an die elektronischen Verwaltungsakte“ , PDV-Leitfachen, Aktualisierung März 2019, abrufbar unter https://www.pdv.de/publikationen/leitfaeden.
  • „Acht gemeinsame rechtliche Grundlagen von elektronischen Gerichts- und Verwaltungsakten“ , PDV-Leitfaden 2019, abrufbar unter https://www.pdv.de/publikationen/leitfaeden.
  • „Structuring Judicial Communication“, in: Katrin Bergener/Michael Räckers/Armin Stein (Hrsg.) The Art of Structuring. Bridging the Gap Betrween Informations Systems Research and Practice, Springer Nature Switzerland AG,  2019, S. 241 – 250.
  • „Die eVerkündung ist längst überfällig“, eGoverment Computing 02/2019, S. 8.
  • „Deutsche E-Government Gesetzgebung als Spiegelbild föderaler Verfassungsstrukturen“, Bonner Rechtsjournal (BJR), Sonderausgabe 01/2018, S. 14 ff.
  • „Quo Vadis – Digitalisierung der Justiz?“, in: JM 2018, 301- 317.
  • „Schlüsselelemente einer erfolgreichen Digitalisierung der Justiz“, in: Almuth Buschmann /Anne-Christin Gläß/Hans-Henning Gonska et al. (Hrsg.), Digitalisierung der gerichtlichen Verfahren und das Prozessrecht, 3. Tagung junger Prozessrechtswissenschaftler und -wissenschaftlerinnen am 29./30.09.2017 in Leipzig, 2018, S. 21-40.
  • „Rechtliche Vorgaben für die elektronische Gerichtsakte „, PDV-Leitfaden, Dezember 2017, aktualisiert März 2019, abrufbar unter https://www.pdv.de/publikationen/leitfaeden.
  • Konsistente Gesetzgebung in Zeiten digitaler Transformation? In: PDV New 01/2018, S, 10 ff. https://www.pdv.de/fileadmin/WebsiteContent/News/news-magazin-pdf/PDVNews-2018-01.pdf
  • IT in der Juristenausbildung: E-Justice-Kompetenz, in: Kramer/Kuhn/Putzke (Hrsg.), Tagungsband zur dritten Fachtagung des Instituts für Rechtsdidaktik an der Universität Passau zum Thema „Was muss Juristenausbildung heute leisten?“, 2019, S. 84-91, zusammen mit Christina-Maria Leeb.
  • „Digitalisierung im Spannungsfeld der grundgesetzlichen Kompetenzträger“, in: Christian Bär/Thomas Grädler/Robert Mye (Hrs.), Digitalisierung im Spannungsfeld von Politik, Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Recht, Springer-Gabler, 2018, Band: Wissenschaft und Recht, S. 1-24.
  • „eGovernment-Gesetze überzeugen nicht“, eGovernment Cumputing 12/2018, S. 8.
  • „Warum eHealth am Scheideweg steht“, eGovernment Computing 12/2017
  • „Risiken vermeiden: Acht Stolpersteine auf dem Weg zur E-Akte“, PDV- Leitfaden November 2017, aktualisiert März 2019, abrufbar unter https://www.pdv.de/publikationen/leitfaeden.
  • „Digitalisierung der Justiz – Herausforderungen und Potenziale“, in: Verwaltung und Management 2017, Heft 5, S. 251-260.
  • „Herausforderung für deutsche und europäische Regulierung“, in : Innovative Verwaltung 12 2017, S. 10-13.
  • „Steuerung von E-Justice durch Normsetzung“, in: Festschrift für Maximilian Herberger, 2016 (i.E.).
  • „IT in der Juristenausbildung: E-Justice-Kompetenz“ (zusammen mit Dipl.-Jur. (Univ.) Christina-Maria Leeb), Tagungsband zur dritten Fachtagung des Instituts für Rechtsdidaktik,2016 (i.E.).
  • „IT-Steuerung des Staates – Chancen für die Wirtschaft?“ in: Innovative Verwaltung, Heft 11/2016.
  • „Anwaltskommunikation und E-Government“, NJW-Beilage 2016,103.
  • „Das neue E-Government-Gesetz Berlin (EGovG Bln) – ein überfälliger Schritt“, in: eGovernment Computing, Heft August 2016.
  • „Deutschland nicht „eIDAS-ready“?“, NJW-aktuell H. 20/2016, 17.
  • Digitale Gewaltenteilung & Marktverantwortung – 10 Thesen für einen fairen Wettbewerb, (zusammen mit Prof. Dirk Heckmann), eGovernment Computing, Heft April 2016.
  • „Digitale Gewaltenteilung als Marktverantwortung – Kriterien zur rechtlichen Abgrenzung staatlicher und privatwirtschaftlicher Entfaltungsmöglichkeiten auf dem Markt der IT-Herstellung und IT-Service“, Dirk Heckmann/Wilfried Bernhardt – Eine Studie im Auftrag des Verbandes der mittelständischen IT-Dienstleister und Softwarehersteller für den öffentlichen Sektor, DATABUND e.V, Passau und Berlin 2016, https://www.for-net.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Heckmann-Bernhardt-Studie-Digitale-Gewaltenteilung.pdf.
  • E-Justice und e-Management im juristischen System von Deutschland – E-Justice in Deutschland und Europa (in russischer Sprache), in: Yearbook of Public Law, GIZ, 2016, S.386 ff.
  • „Gesetze im Vergleich – eGovernment-Gesetzgebung – quo vadis?“, eGovernment Computing 12/2015.
  • „E-Justice – Geht nun die (elektronische) Post ab?“, in : PDV News Dezember 2015.
  • „Abweichung von der Norm“, Kommune 21, 12/2015, S.10f.
  • „Die deutsche Justiz im digitalen Zeitalter“, eGovernment Computing 11/2015, S. 9.
  • „Die deutsche Justiz im digitalen Zeitalter“, NJW 2015, 2775-2780.
  • „Staatsmodernisierung in Sachsen – Veränderungsmanagment in der Praxis“ , in: Christoph Verenkotte, Rainer Christian Beutel und Thomas Bönders (Hrsg.), Change Management, Baden-Baden 2015, S. 16-22.
  • „Sachsen: Der ehemalige IT-Beauftragte des Freistaats Sachsen, Dr. Wilfried Bernhardt, zieht nach fünf Jahren im Amt Bilanz“ , Kommune 21 Ausgabe I/ 2015, S. 12 ff.
  • Bernhardt/Heckmann, in Dirk Heckmann (Hrsg.), juris Praxiskommentar Internetrecht, 4. Aufl. Saarbrücken 2014, Kapitel 6 –  Elektronischer Rechtsverkehr (auch online mit monatlicher Aktualisierung)
  • „Zweifel an der Digitalen Agenda“, eGovernment Computing, Ausgabe 9- 2014, S. 3
  • „Mit Weitblick geplant – Sachsens E-Government-Gesetz: rechtlicher Rahmen für zeitgemäßes E-Government“, in: Vitako Aktuell, Ausgabe 01/2014, S. 20 f
  • „Sachsen hat einen Normenkontrollrat gegründet“, in: Landtag von Nordrhein-Westfalen (Hrsg.) : Die Einführung eines Normenkontrollrats auf Länderebene ?, Fachtag des Landtags NRW und der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Gesetzgebung, Düsseldorf 2014,  37 ff.
  • „E-Government im Freistaat Sachsen – Perspektiven 2013“ , in : Sachsenlandkurier 4/13, S. 10ff.
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