Paralegals play an invaluable role in the legal department, especially with respect to e-discovery activities. Whether it's preparing and issuing a legal hold, conducting custodian interviews or working with IT on a collection plan, paralegals are instrumental in keeping e-discovery projects on track and ensuring that nothing slips through the cracks.
Tune in for this webinar to learn how to:
- Plan ahead and leverage checklists so the team is ready to hit the ground running when e-discovery demand arise
- Establish a repeatable process where roles and responsibilities are clearly defined
- Recognize when e-discovery technology is needed and how best to incorporate it into existing processes.
Patricia LeBel-Lasse, CEDS
Litigation Paralegal and Litigation Support
Pullman & Comley, LLC
Patricia LeBel-Lasse is a paralegal in the firm’s Litigation Department with more than thirty years of legal and business experience. She assists counsel with complex commercial and business disputes in a variety ofareas in both federal and state courts. She has extensive trial and litigation support experience. In addition,as a member of the firm’s Internal Investigations practice, she conducts fact gathering interviews with clientsand relevant parties and helps to manage the fact gathering process. In her role, Patricia implements newbusiness processes in the areas of electronic data discovery, litigation support and trial technology.Patricia served as a public member of the State of Connecticut’s Judicial Review Council for a term of fouryears (2013-2017). She currently serves as a member of the firm’s Technology Committee and is a CertifiedE-Discovery Specialist (CEDS).
Tara Jones, MBA
Legal Services Manager, E-Discovery
Mike Hamilton, J.D.
Director of E-Discovery Programs
Mike Hamilton is the Director of E-Discovery at Exterro and has been involved in e-discovery for over 5 years. With a legal and business background, Mike is experienced and passionate about creating thoughtful, out-of-the-box educational resources that help keep legal teams interested and on top of emerging need to know e-discovery issues. Mike graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law.
Mike Quartararo, CEDS
Mike Quartararo is the President of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), which provides training and certification in e-discovery to the legal community. He is the author of the 2016 book Project Management in Electronic Discovery and has been successfully consulting in information governance, e-discovery, project management and legal technology for two decades, including 10-year stints at both Skadden Arps and Stroock. He is a certified Project Management Professional and a Certified E-Discovery Specialist. He frequently writes and speaks on e-discovery, legal operations, project management and technology topics. Reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @mikequartararo.