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For Those in Houston, Here’s a Terrific Conference Coming Up From WiE: eDiscovery Trends

Whee!  If you’re in Houston or will be on July 20 (three weeks from today), the Women in eDiscovery (WiE), Houston Chapter in partnership with South Texas College of Law will be hosting an all-day eDiscovery conference you can check out.  Even better, it’s free to attend!

On that day, WiE Houston will be hosting the inaugural eDiscovery “Legal Technology Showcase & Conference” at South Texas College of Law in downtown Houston.  The one-day event brings together legal thought leadership, innovative technology providers, practitioners, legal support staff and law school students and will be open to anyone with interest in checking out some of the available eDiscovery technology solutions available and hearing some interesting discussions regarding a variety of eDiscovery topics.

The conference will feature a keynote address by Casey Flaherty, former in-house counsel at Kia Motors and creator of the service Delivery Review.  Additional panel sessions will be held on the following topics (schedule included below):

  • State of the Industry: Data and insight from industry leaders on the latest trends and advances in technology.
  • Legal Operations and Litigation Support: Global perspectives from corporate legal and law firms.
  • How the Internet Of Things (IOT) Impacts Forensics and Data Collection: The developing scope of data collection and intersection of technology.

The total course curriculum has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 3.5 credit hours.  So, it’s free AND you get CLE credit, to boot.  And, the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS) is giving away a $2,000 scholarship, so you could earn CEDS certification for free!

CloudNine is one of several sponsors of the event and I’m delighted to be participating in the “State of the Industry” panel, along with Lana Schell from ONE Discovery (who will be moderating), Michele Lange of KrolLDiscovery, Lynn Frances Jae of iCONECT and Richard Dilgren of Fronteo.  My CloudNine colleague, Karen DeSouza (a WiE member herself) will be moderating the second panel session, with Blaine Edwards of Superior Energy Services, Gail Foster of Baker Botts, LaTonya Warner of Waste Management and Thom Wisinski of Haynes and Boone.  The third panel will be moderated by Scott Zimmerman of Haynes and Boone, with Paul Price of Beyond IT, Sheryl Falk of Winston & Strawn and David Greetham of Ricoh USA.  Quite a knowledgeable collection of speakers!

In between sessions and the keynote, there will be exhibit hall time to check out the exhibitors and their offerings.  And, there is a happy hour in the evening, as well, to network with the folks who attend.

Attendance is limited, so you’ll want to register sooner rather than later to make sure you can get in.  Here is the link to the site for more information and to register for the event.  Hope to see you there!

So, what do you think?  Are you going to be in Houston on July 20?  Then, come join us!  And, as always, please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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