Join the ACEDS New England Chapter for the first annual ACEDS New England E-Discovery Education Day. The inaugural Education Day will feature a keynote presentation by the Honorable James C. Francis IV, Distinguished Lecturer at City University of New York School of Law and retired United States Magistrate Judge, and speakers including Colleen Freeman, David Greetham, David Horrigan, John Koss, Mary Mack, Kathryn Martin, Barry O’Melia, Ryan Schwalbe, and Kaylee Walstad. In keeping with ACEDS tradition, Education Day will culminate with a community activity, a sunset cruise on Boston Harbor.
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Legal Technology Education Event
Boston University School of Law
765 Commonwealth Avenue
One Long Wharf
E-Discovery Education Day Agenda
11:30 AM - Registration
12:00 PM - Lunch
12:45 PM - Introduction to the Day
Colleen Freeman, Director, FTI Consulting, and President ACEDS New England
1:00 PM - 21st Century Data in E-Discovery: Best Practices and a Hands-on Practical
Barry O’Melia, Senior Product Manager, Relativity
As As data volume continues to grow while 21st Century data sources become more complex, what are the best practices for data collection and legal hold? Join e-discovery industry veteran Barry O’Melia for an in-depth examination of e-discovery data handling, including a hands-on exercise for E-Discovery Education Day attendees on legal hold. We’ll also review best practice tips for SaaS data collection and presentation, including Office 365. Attendees will see methods for collecting cloud sources and innovative ways to display collected short messages and social media data for efficient review.
2:00 PM - Your Career in E-Discovery: Professional Development and Tips from a Recruiter
David Greetham, Vice President, Ricoh
Mary Mack, Executive Director, ACEDS
Kathryn Martin, Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Kaylee Walstad, Vice President, ACEDS
Expanding your legal and technical knowledge is an important part of E-Discovery Education Day, but so is developing the professional and inter-personal skills to advance your career. In this professional development session, successful e-discovery practitioners—including the ACEDS Global Executive Team, a vice president of a major international e-discovery provider, and an attorney whose made the move into legal recruiting share networking, interviewing, and career skills, discuss what employers like to see in candidates, and discuss what you can do to make yourself a more marketable legal professional.
3:00 PM - Practical Technology to Enhance Your ECA Workflow
John Koss, Special Counsel, Mintz Levin
Ryan Schwalbe, Project Manager, Mintz Levin
With so many passionate—and deadline-driven—professionals in the e-discovery world, many are eager to jump into review quickly in the interest of getting down to business. Some fail to take advantage of a crucial step that can reduce the amount of data for review, identify potential errors, and provide additional insight into their matter. In this session - John Koss and Ryan Schwalbe of Mintz Levin, help you Learn how to achieve 75%+ data reduction and spot potentially catastrophic collection errors using various document analytics and data validation techniques. We’ll show you both out-of-the-box and custom-built approaches that will help you identify potential gaps in your data, isolate relevant materials faster, quickly segregate the irrelevant “junk,” and more comprehensively analyze the content of your corpus.
4:00 PM - Keynote: Honorable James C. Francis IV on the Future of Data Law
Hon. James C. Francis IV, Distinguished Lecturer, City University of New York School of Law and Retired U.S. Magistrate Judge (S.D.N.Y.)
David Horrigan, Discovery Counsel and Legal Education Director, Relativity
Few jurists have had a great impact on the law of electronic discovery than the Honorable James C. Francis IV. From his decisions in Rowe Entertainment, CAT3, and his decision that set the stage for Microsoft v. United States, the jurisprudence of Judge Francis has had a profound effect on data law considerations, such as e-discovery, data privacy, and data protection. In this keynote presentation, moderator David Horrigan of Relativity will interview Judge Francis on recent data law developments, including case law, and get the judge’s take on the future of e-discovery in particular and data law in general.
4:45 PM - Networking and Afternoon Snack
5:30 PM - Boarding of Busses at Boston University School of Law and Travel to One Long Wharf for the Sunset Cruise
6:15 PM - Boarding of Boat for Sunset Cruise
6:30 PM - Boat Cruise
9:00 PM - Docking of Boat and Return Bus to Boston University School of Law
Premier Sponsor: Compliance DS and RICOH
Silver Sponsor: Beacon Hill Staffing, Divergent, Relativity, and ZyLAB