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Is Your Ability to Stay Current with eDiscovery in “Jeopardy”? Check Out This Conference: eDiscovery Best Practices

I mentioned it a few weeks ago, but (believe it or not) we’re now only about 3 1/2 weeks away from the eighth year for the University of Florida E-Discovery Conference.  And, as usual, the panel of speakers is an absolute who’s who in eDiscovery.

The annual one-day conference will be held this year on Thursday, March 19th from 8:00am to 5:40pm ET.  This year, the focus is to show you how to work smarter, not harder to ensure the success of your project.  As you can always expect from the U-Fla conference, there are a veritable plethora of expert presenters, including Craig Ball, George Socha, Tom O’Connor, Scott Milner, Kelly Twigger, Tessa Jacobs, David Horrigan, Canaan Himmelbaum, Suzanne Clark and Julie Brown, among others.  And, a bunch of distinguished federal and state judges, including U.S. Magistrate Judges William Matthewman, Mac McCoy, Patricia Barksdale, and Gary Jones.  And, I’m honored to be participating for the third straight year as one of the presenters.  Well, sort of – I’m going to be one of the “contestants” in “E-Discovery Jeopardy” where Craig Ball is the “Alex Trebek” and Mike Quartararo and Ian Campbell are the other contestants.  Hopefully, I won’t be singing this song afterward!  ;o)

Once again, there will be an E-Discovery Career Fest the day before the conference.  And, for the first time this year, there will be a Solutions Corner at the conference allowing you to experience short demos of legal technology products that may be mentioned throughout the day.  Here is the agenda for the main sessions at the conference (all times ET):

  • 8:15am – 8:50am: THE STATE OF E-DISCOVERY, PRIVACY, AND DATA SECURITY — Our first session begins with an informal chat and dialogue among key industry leaders on the 2020 forces at play in electronic discovery, privacy, and data security.
  • 9:00am – 9:50am: GUIDE TO ADVANCED LEGAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR EVERY BUDGET — This session will guide you through a requirements checklist followed by a tour of the ever-changing e-discovery vendor environment.
  • 10:00am – 10:50am: FROM SLACK TO SNAPCHAT: TACKLING DISCOVERY BEYOND EMAIL — This session will provide a guide to the new communication world from the handheld device to the cloud and back.
  • 11:00am – 11:05am: Industry Update: ACEDS — Mike Quartararo, the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) President will provide a brief overview of the organization and the latest updates.
  • 11:05am – 11:55am: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN DATA DISCOVERY CASE LAW AND LEGISLATION — Two lawyers and a judge who keep close watch on e-discovery case law will join us for an analysis of recent court decisions in e-discovery, data privacy, and data protection.
  • 1:00pm – 1:50pm: E-DISCOVERY JEOPARDY — We’ve brought in our very own game show host to engage three of this year’s UF Law E-Discovery Conference Faculty in a battle of wits and wisdom about legal services, e-Discovery, and other topics.
  • 2:00pm – 2:55pm: E-DISCOVERY NUTS & BOLTS — You requested it! Our well-received rapid format of short e-discovery presentations returns again this year.
  • 3:00pm – 3:05pm: Industry Update: EDRM — Mary Mack, Chief Legal Technologist at EDRM will share a brief overview of the organization and the latest updates.
  • 3:15pm – 4:15pm: LEVERAGING SEARCH TO FIND WHAT MATTERS MOST — Let our panel guide you through the thicket of e-discovery search with specific examples and techniques.
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm: JUDGES & EDISCOVERY: A VIEW FROM THE BENCH — Our distinguished panel of Federal Magistrate Judges return to share with you the keys to e-discovery success in the courtroom.

You can register to attend this day long conference packed with practical advice, experts, hot topics, and Florida CLE credit here for only $99 for live streaming and $199 in person.  There are also discounts available for students, University/College Faculty and Staff and Government and Judicial employees.  Last year, the in-person slots were sold out, so that is another reason to act quickly.  It’s the best one-day educational conference of the year!

So, what do you think?  Are you going to attend the University of Florida E-Discovery Conference?  If not, why not?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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