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Want to Immerse Yourself in eDiscovery Knowledge? There’s Still Time – eDiscovery Best Practices


One of our favorite blogs is the Ball in Your Court blog, by Craig Ball, a perennial thought leader interviewee on this blog.  While catching up on his latest couple of posts, I realized that it’s almost time for the Georgetown E-Discovery Training Academy.  If you’re looking for an in-depth program that not only gives you a “total immersion in the subject of eDiscovery”, but also satisfies much of your CLE requirements for the year, this program may be for you!

Georgetown Law's eDiscovery Training Academy will be held on June 1 thru June 6 this year and has been designed by experts to be a challenging experience leading to a comprehensive understanding of the discipline.  In addition to Craig, the faculty includes such noted experts as Maura Grossman, Tom O’Connor, and Mark Sidoti. Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola will also be there to provide additional judicial and pragmatic guidance.  The program provides up to 32.4 CLE credit hours (including up to 1.2 hours of ethics hours).  Topics and workshops include:

  • Meet and Confer Demonstrations, Team Meeting, Coaching Sessions and a Mock 26(f) Conference
  • Introduction to Electronically Stored Information (ESI)
  • Forms of Production
  • Mail Systems, Backup Systems, and Databases
  • Technology-Assisted Review and Enhanced Search
  • The Courts and Predictive Coding: Where Are They and Where They Are Going
  • Preservation
  • The Collections Process
  • Sanctions
  • Ethics
  • Evidence: Authentication and Admissibility
  • eDiscovery: Small Cases and Small Budgets
  • Judicial Perspectives from Judge Facciola throughout the week

With regard to how this year’s Georgetown Academy differs from past years, Craig noted to me that “The level of daily interaction with Judge Facciola will be unprecedented.  We are also calling more on other esteemed faculty in 2014, especially Maura Grossman and Mark Sidotti.  We have more judges involved than ever before and our team coaching staff is top notch and playing a larger role through the week.  The upshot is that attendees will be getting much more daily interaction with thought leaders and each other, with less burdens placed upon them in terms of reading.”

The full prospectus PDF is available here.  It includes a registration form, or you can also register online here.  Registration is $3,500 for the week long program ($3,000 if you’re a Georgetown Law alumnus and $2,500 for government employees).  Per Craig’s blog, you can use the code EDTAREFERRAL when registering and take $300.00 off the price.  Even better for a week that should be highly educational and also highly entertaining and cover a large portion of your CLE requirements for the year.

So, what do you think? Are you looking for a chance to quickly develop your knowledge of technology and electronic discovery? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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