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It’s E-Discovery Day! Here are Some Great Webcasts to Check Out Today!: eDiscovery Best Practices

It’s December 1st, which can only mean one thing – it’s E-Discovery Day 2017!  This (now third) annual event includes a combination of webcasts and in-person events to promote discussion and education of eDiscovery (that’s the way I prefer to spell it, by the way).  Here are some of the webcasts to consider checking out today.

According to Exterro, the organizer of the event, there were over 1,500 webinar participants in 12 webinars last year and 7 in-person events.  So, things are hopping and happening.  Webcasts for today include:

Key E-Discovery GDPR Considerations: Advice from Across the Pond: (10am ET, 9am CT) With only six months to coming into force, legal teams are left with serious GDPR questions in relation to US e-discovery activities.  Presented by: Sr. Master Steven Whitaker (Ret.) (Queen’s Bench Division); Ralf Sauer (Head – International Data Protection, EU Commission).

The Case is Done but the Data’s Still Everywhere. What’s a Client To Do?: (11am ET, 10am CT) Join members of the Twin Cities ACEDS chapter, and Mary Mack,  for a panel discussion regarding the appropriate disposition of client data.  For many clients this can be the biggest headache.  What do they need to consider when looking at the security of their data once that data gets to law firms and providers?  What measures are taken to protect data held by those organizations and how do you vet those measures?  And, how does the client ensure appropriate disposition of data by their law firms and vendors at the end of a matter?  Our panel will offer a 360 perspective, including that of the client, the vendor, and the law firm.  Presenters include: Caroline Sweeney, Global Director, E-Discovery & Client Technology, Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Heidi J.K. Fessler, Counsel, Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Frank Krahn, Director, Investigative/Legal Discovery, Office Of Risk Management; George Socha, Co-Founder, EDRM, Managing Director, BDO; Mary Mack, Executive Director, ACEDS.

Authentication of Social Media Evidence: A New Twist on the Old Rules: (12pm ET, 11am CT) Social Media has become a hotbed of potential evidence in many cases nationwide over the past several years. The more prevalent cases involving social media as evidence are in the field of personal injury, family law, criminal law, labor law and Workman’s Compensation. How can the researcher best access this invaluable data? How to get the information into evidence? Must one preserve the social media sites where the data resides? What about private data versus public data? How do the Federal Rules of Evidence apply to social media when introducing it as evidence? Don’t miss this session on one of the most exciting areas of the law and come away with good, practical knowledge on how you can capitalize on this potential evidence for your next case. Presented by: Gayle O’Connor, Marketing Manager, Social Evidence; Tom O’Connor, Consultant, Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center.

Murphy’s eDiscovery Law: How to Keep What Could Go Wrong From Going Wrong: (1pm ET, 12pm CT) As data complexity, discovery costs, and regulatory challenges increase in volume and impact, the pulse rate of publicly highlighted eDiscovery mistakes continues to build. While these mistakes are unfortunate for those who experienced them, they can be beneficial to the rest of us in highlighting mistakes you can avoid in your own cases.  Here’s your chance to learn from their mistakes and keep what could go wrong from going wrong. Presented by: Doug Austin, VP of Products and Professional Services, CloudNine; Tom O’Connor, Special Consultant, CloudNine.

Is it Malpractice Not to Get a FRE 502(d) Order?: (3pm ET, 2pm CT) With so few cases going to trial, lawyers may be unaware of provisions in the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) that protect privilege during discovery.  In this edTalk, Judge Peck will discuss why every lawyer should use FRE 502(d) in every case to prevent waiver of privilege.  Presented by: Hon. Andrew Peck, United States Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York.

Updating Your E-Discovery Toolkit: Experts Discuss: (4pm ET, 3pm CT) There’s a lot of noise out there when it comes to what’s hot or new in e-discovery technology. In this roundtable discussion, four e-discovery technology thought leaders will cut through the noise and identify what new e-discovery technology you should be paying attention to in 2018.  Presented by: Craig Ball (Craig D. Ball PC); Ralph Losey (Jackson Lewis); Maura Grossman (University of Waterloo); George Socha (BDO).

These are just some of the excellent webcasts on tap for today.  Here is a link to all of them.  There are also several in-person events and networking opportunities around the country – here is a link to those.

So, what do you think?  Are you “celebrating” E-Discovery Day?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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