ACEDS Web Seminar Series

Date: September 3, 2014 Time: 1 PM – 2:15 PM EST

Just The Basics: An E-Discovery Primer for Paralegals and Litigation Support

Before you attend the ACEDS West Coast E-Discovery Summit, brush up on basic e-discovery skills and knowledge with two experts from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, a national commercial litigation and transactional firm. These experts  will walk you through the cornerstones of an e-discovery project. Moving through the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, this 75-minute webcast will give guidance on what roles and responsibilities paralegals and litigation support professionals must perform to play an integral role in their organizations’ e-discovery processes. Presenters will give tips on:

  • Becoming familiar with terms and procedures,
  • The first steps to take when you receive a case involving e-discovery,
  • The essentials of legal hold, Rule 26(f) conferences, document search and review, privilege protection and production formats, and
  • Preservation and collection strategies.

This webcast will give you a baseline of knowledge before you attend the ACEDS West Coast E-Discovery Summit, and is also appropriate for e-discovery newcomers and those who need a refresher.

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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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