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Big Ideas to Rethink and Improve E-Discovery

Georgetown Law CLE and Exterro are proud to bring you edTalks, a series of short presentations by legal & IT thought leaders on cutting edge e-discovery ideas, concepts, and best practices. 

A Healthy Competition for Competence

Susan Hammond, Esq., Sr. litigation Counsel, USAA

Collegial competitive disconnects between information security, data protection, e-discovery, supervising litigation and outside merits counsel can negatively impact the... +

Collegial competitive disconnects between information security, data protection, e-discovery, supervising litigation and outside merits counsel can negatively impact the adoption of innovation and risks reputational damage to our profession. Learn how recognizing, leveraging and learning from the strengths of our colleagues can turn a hostile heat into a healthy competition for technical competence.  -

Admissibility of ESI

Hon. Ronald Hedges, Former US Magistrate Judge & Sr. Counsel, Dentons US LLP

Do you know how to successfully authenticate ESI (e.g. social, mobile content)? In today’s digital age it’s a must. Learn how to successfully authenticate ESI along with... +

Do you know how to successfully authenticate ESI (e.g. social, mobile content)? In today’s digital age it’s a must. Learn how to successfully authenticate ESI along with the hurdles a proponent of admissibility will have to surmount, and arguments which can be made against admissibility of ESI. -

Can Lawyers Be Saved?

Craig Ball, Esq., ESI Special Master, Craig D. Ball, P.C.

A hard look at the challenge of lawyer competence in information technology and e-discovery, addressing the question, "Must the paper chasers die off, or can trial lawyers... +

A hard look at the challenge of lawyer competence in information technology and e-discovery, addressing the question, "Must the paper chasers die off, or can trial lawyers learn to thrive in a digital world?" -

Digital Leviathan

Aaron Crews, Esq., Sr. Associate General Counsel, Walmart

Like life in the real world, life in the digital world is likely to be nasty, brutish, and short without governance. Learn how "Programatic Information Governance," while... +

Like life in the real world, life in the digital world is likely to be nasty, brutish, and short without governance. Learn how "Programatic Information Governance," while complex and difficult to achieve, is the key to escaping the digital "state of nature" and moving organizations of all sizes toward greater security and prosperity.  -

Predictive Coding: Why Am I Not Getting Better Results?

Robert Keeling, Esq., Partner & Co-Chair – E-Discovery Group, Sidley Austin

As compared to manual human review, predictive coding potentially can do the same work in less time, at lower cost, and with equal or better quality. But not all machine... +

As compared to manual human review, predictive coding potentially can do the same work in less time, at lower cost, and with equal or better quality. But not all machine learning algorithms are the same. And not all approaches to using predictive coding will lead to similar results. Learn how practitioners can improve their approach to predictive coding and make their reviews more efficient with better outcomes.  -

The Power of ESI to Tell a Story

Kelly Twigger, Esq., Principal – ESI Attorneys, Creator – eDiscovery Assistant

The availability of ESI makes it easier than ever to tell a story and to piece together the facts. Rather than getting lost in your data, imagine the landscape of available... +

The availability of ESI makes it easier than ever to tell a story and to piece together the facts. Rather than getting lost in your data, imagine the landscape of available data as a series of puzzle pieces that may or may not be for the puzzle you are building. Learn how to find the right puzzle pieces and put them together — and why the notion of thinking that way will help refine your discovery efforts and make them much more productive and valuable.  -

Don’t Stand Still When Employees Move

Ross Dubinsky, Director, Legal Management Consulting, Stout

Employee changes at any organization are common and unavoidable; in this session learn about the types of employee movement you should worry about, why they are important,... +

Employee changes at any organization are common and unavoidable; in this session learn about the types of employee movement you should worry about, why they are important, and what can be done to keep your data safe.  -

Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Bust? Out of the Box E-Discovery in Office 365

John Collins, Director, Information Governance Solutions, DTI

Office 365, Microsoft’s market-leading email, collaboration, and file storage platform is one of—perhaps the most—significant technologies to impact the legal and... +

Office 365, Microsoft’s market-leading email, collaboration, and file storage platform is one of—perhaps the most—significant technologies to impact the legal and information governance professions over the past 20 years. Why? First, it is becoming one of the primary locations where organizations store their corporate data. Second, built into Office 365 are tools that enable an organization to perform discovery tasks such as identification, preservation, collection, and even predictive coding. Third, Office 365 includes retention and disposition features which support implementing an information governance framework.  -

Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos

Heidi Gardner, PH.D, Lecturer of Law, Harvard Law School

Clients need their lawyers to help them address increasingly complex problems-the kinds that only teams of multidisciplinary experts can tackle. Yet, even the... +

Clients need their lawyers to help them address increasingly complex problems-the kinds that only teams of multidisciplinary experts can tackle. Yet, even the best-intentioned lawyers often confront barriers to collaboration: working together often seems messy, risky, and expensive.  Dr. Gardner's research shows that firms earn higher margins, inspire greater client loyalty, attract and retain the best talent, and gain a competitive edge when specialists collaborate across functional boundaries. Learn how to foster smart collaboration to reap benefits for you, your clients and GT.  -

Unlocking the Proportionality Puzzle

Hon. David Waxse, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of Kansas

For decades legal teams have struggled with properly leveraging proportionality in regards to discovery. Learn how proportionality should be applied in today's courts and... +

For decades legal teams have struggled with properly leveraging proportionality in regards to discovery. Learn how proportionality should be applied in today's courts and walk away being able to answer questions like: When is it required to be considered? What should counsel do to prepare for and to properly present the issues regarding proportionality? How should the court decide what is proportional?  -

Did E-Discovery Ruin the Civil Courts?

Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, U.S. District Judge, Western District of Texas

Discovery costs associated with retention, review and production have been blamed for why litigants do not seek relief or why some parties settle non-meritorious claims... +

Discovery costs associated with retention, review and production have been blamed for why litigants do not seek relief or why some parties settle non-meritorious claims.  Are these true statements?  Can the civil justice system be saved?  -

Is it Malpractice Not to Get a FRE 502(d) Order?

Hon. Andrew Peck, United States Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York

With so few cases going to trial, lawyers may be unaware of provisions in the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) that protect privilege during discovery. In this edTalk, Judge... +

With so few cases going to trial, lawyers may be unaware of provisions in the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) that protect privilege during discovery. In this edTalk, Judge Peck will discuss why every lawyer should use FRE 502(d) in every case to prevent waiver of privilege.  -