ACEDS Web Seminar Series

Date: October 8, 2014 Time: 1 PM – 2 PM EST

Lawyer Competency in the Age of E-Discovery

The nature of a lawyer’s duty of competence has been the subject of debate ever since the ABA revised its definition of competency two years ago to require lawyers to understand “the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.” That debate intensified after the California State Bar recently published a draft ethics opinion regarding the impact of e-discovery on a lawyer’s duty of competence. The complexities created by technology in litigation, particularly in the context of e-discovery, raise the question of what steps a lawyer should take to satisfy its duty of competence and adequately represent the interests of clients in discovery. This interactive, one-hour webcast explores these issues. Lawyers and others will leave this session with an enhanced understanding of competency in the age of e-discovery and the steps they should generally take to help clients meet their discovery obligations. Topics covered include:

  • Developing a better understanding of the law regarding the preservation and production of electronically stored information,
  • Creating a more cohesive relationship in litigation with clients, and,
  • Safeguarding client confidences, attorney-client privileged materials, and attorney work product.

Join US Judge Patrick Walsh and e-discovery experts Craig Ball and Philip Favro.

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Date: October 15, 2014 Time: 1 PM – 2:15 PM EST

How to leverage your e-discovery know-how to save your local government a fortune in document searching costs for FOIA

When you think e-discovery you probably think litigation, right? After all, e-discovery was essentially born out of modern litigation. But, it turns out these same tools used for organizing and searching documents in litigation can be used to quickly respond to FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests.

Seeing how states and local governments are drowning in FOIA requests (e.g. The City of Baltimore alone receives over 500 per-year), using modern e-discovery tools to help organize and search through the documents requested in a FOIA request can significantly reduce taxpayer dollars and make for a more efficient government.

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Date: October 22, 2014 Time: 1 PM – 2:15 PM EST

7 Common Beliefs about eDiscovery Myth or Fact?

1. Legal knowledge alone demonstrates competence.
2. Only large defendants use eDiscovery.
3. Issuing a litigation hold satisfies your preservation requirements.
4. TAR can deliver more accurate results than human reviewers.
5. Requesting parties determine the method of discovery.
6. The addition of proportionality to the FRCPs will change your responsibilities.
7. Internal cooperation will improve your outcomes.

Lisa Simmons, partner of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, and Carolyn Young, solutions engineer at Advanced Discovery, will separate the “fact” from the “myth” as they review recent court opinions regarding seven common eDiscovery beliefs. If you have questions about any of the above issues you won’t want to miss this informative session. Don’t base your decisions on myths. Join us on the road to reality.

Belief: You need to attend this webinar — Fact!

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