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Conference Objectives

⇒  Earn CLE Credits while expanding your knowledge about effective eDiscovery strategies.

  • Earn up to 15 credits of CLE, the full annual requirement in most states.
  • The program also includes 3 ethics CLE credits.

⇒  Learn best practices for identifying key eDiscovery technological and legal issues:

  • Identify what digital information to preserve with an understanding of the different electronic storage media, devices and locations where digital evidence can be found, including social networking sites and cloud computing.
  • Understand the strategies and pitfalls of keyword searching and the strengths and weaknesses of predictive coding through interactive panel discussions.
  • Discover how best to engage opposing counsel and gain consensus related to the benefits of reasonably accessible sources of information, as well as the costs and burdens associated with inaccessible sources.

⇒  Engage with nationally recognized experts and jurists on current issues in eDiscovery

  • Challenge yourself by engaging with renowned faculty and presenters to keep you on your toes and ready to learn.
  • Expand your horizons by participating in networking events where you can share ideas and experience.

Program Schedule

Click on each day to view a detailed schedule and description of sessions and presenters

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Day 1 of the Conference features a lineup of nationally recognized experts who will guide you through practical steps of effectively managing the eDiscovery process in both the initial stages and throughout the course of litigation. You will learn how to use legal holds to successfully preserve electronic information and how to conduct a meet-and-confer conference with aplomb. Various breakout sessions also will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of eDiscovery principles you need to succeed in your particular practice.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Day 2 of the Conference begins with a keynote address by U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola, returning by popular demand. The sessions that follow will walk you through some of the nuts and bolts of conducting eDiscovery, such as using Technology Assisted Review (TAR) to maximize the value and minimize the costs of eDiscovery for your clients, preserving and collecting electronic evidence, and addressing proportionality in allocating costs. Breakout sessions will focus on issues tailored to your practice, whether you deal with social media issues, forensic digital evidence, electronic evidence in criminal proceedings, or all of the above.

Friday, March 15, 2013

The third and final day, often viewed as the highlight of the conference, spotlights our visiting jurists.  U.S. Magistrate Judge Craig Shaffer will give the final keynote address, which will be followed by a judicial roundtable that will give you a judge’s eye view of many eDiscovery issues you deal with day to day. Breakout sessions will fill you in on how to deal with eDiscovery issues surrounding ADR and corporate “bring-your-own-device” policies. We wrap up with explaining vital case law updates in the dynamic, ever-changing eDiscovery landscape.