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Tomorrow is the U-Fla E-Discovery Conference!: eDiscovery Best Practices

Usually, I remind you the day of a conference about it, but this one is big enough that I want to give you more time to register – at least for the livestream.  Believe it or not, tomorrow is the seventh annual University of Florida E-Discovery Conference.  And, as usual, the panel of speakers is an absolute who’s who in eDiscovery.

The conference focus this year is effectively managing discovery from the opposition. As they state on the site: “The opposition often holds the keys to the case. How can you make sure you get the documents you are entitled to? How can you assure that the opposition is doing the best job identifying, collecting, searching and producing requested documents.”

The conference is tomorrow from 8am to 6pm ET.  And, again this year, U-Fla will also be hosting CareerFest the day before (which is today!) at noon ET.

As you can always expect from the U-Fla conference, there are a veritable plethora of experts, including Craig Ball, George Socha, Aaron Crews, Scott Milner, Kelly Twigger, Tessa Jacobs, David Horrigan, Canaan Himmelbaum, Suzanne Clark, Mike Dalewitz, Mike Quartararo, and Ian Campbell.  And, a bunch of distinguished federal and state judges, including U.S. Magistrate Judges William Matthewman, Mac McCoy, Patricia Barksdale, and Gary Jones and retired Florida Circuit Court Judge Ralph Artigliere.

I will be there again as well, presenting in the E-Discovery Nuts and Bolts session.  The topic is Why Waiting Until the Case is Filed May Now be Too Late for Discovery!

I’ll be discussing the drivers and challenges (such as #MeToo, growing data privacy concerns with GDPR and the pending California Privacy Act) facing organizations today to understand their data better to avoid litigation in the first place and discuss where discovery is heading in the future.  Expect a lot of interesting (if not sobering) stats!

From what I understand, unless you’re a student, the conference is sold out in person!  (Maybe you’d better act earlier next time if you want to attend in person!)  But, livestream attendance is still available – and it’s still only $99 for a whole day of CLE-accredited education from a who’s who of eDiscovery experts.  And, it’s free to university and college faculty, professional staff, judicial officials, clerks, and employees of government bodies and agencies.  To register for livestream attendance, click here.

So, what do you think?  Are you going to attend the conference in person or via livestream?  There’s still time to register!  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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