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Learn the latest on electronic discovery, litigation holds, & metadata with this convenient 24/7 On-demand downloadable seminar & podcast. Register to obtain CLE & MCLE credit, receive access to 56 pages of course & reference materials, and attend this on-demand seminar. YOU MAY LISTEN FROM ANY TYPE OF COMPUTER OR IPOD.

Mastering Electronic Discovery, Litigation Holds, & Metadata
24/7 On-demand Downloadable Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Includes Access to 56 pages of course & reference materials.
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Register for CLE & MCLE credit (detailed credit information provide at the bottom of this page).


All trial lawyers must understand and advise clients on the current law governing discovery in litigation. “E-discovery” laws have been updated recently to reflect technological advancements in the practice. Today, every computer application and platform generates metadata. Thus, metadata issues are inevitable whenever client-created electronic documents are at issue in e-discovery in civil litigation, government inquiries and public-records-act requests. Metadata comes to the fore at each phase of the e-discovery process, including in inadvertent disclosures, meet-and-confer, culling/reviewing/coding, and planning. This seminar provides guidance so attorneys and legal professionals can easily grasp the current requirements mandated under the law, revised e-discovery practices, concerns involving metadata, and compliance required for the retention and destruction of electronically stored information. This seminar will examine the full extent of the duty to preserve electronic evidence and provide practical strategies for streamlining efforts to minimize costs and time in e-discovery. Our nationally distinguished panel of attorneys will discuss the latest trends in legal hold letters, metadata, document management, and means to use electronic discovery to your client's advantage.


Thomas J. Smith on E-discovery Today & Ethical Issues

1. Latest Law & Court Rules Governing Electronic Discovery

2. Determining Discoverable Material

3. Cost Effective Strategies

4. Litigation Preparedness Plans

5. ESI from Sources that Are Not Reasonable Accessible

6. Issues Governing E-Discovery Outside of the U.S.

7. Ethical Issues in Electronic Discovery

Jim Zucker on Metadata & Utilizing E-Discovery to Advantage the Client

1. Planning and Collection

2. Metadata Preservation to Guard Against Spoliation

3. Meet-and-Confer

4. Native File Formats

5. Claw-back Procedures

6. Inadvertent Production of Privileged Information

7. Culling, Reviewing, and Coding

8. Quality-Control (QC) Standards

Scott Carlson on Litigation Holds

1. Preparing Effective Litigation Holds

2. Explaining Holds to Clients

3. Implementing Policies to Accommodate Hold Procedures

4. Related Ethical Issues

5. The Role of Compliance in Designing Proper Retention Policies

6. Protecting Confidentiality and Privilege against Hold Requirements

7. Best Practices for Litigation Holds

Commonly Asked Quetion & Answer Session

Biography of Seminar Faculty:

1. Scott A. Carlson is a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, where he founded and co-chairs the firm’s E-discovery practice. He maintains a national E-discovery practice, and concentrates on high technology issues from both the consulting and litigation perspective. Mr. Carlson teaches a Masters of Law course on the subjects of E-discovery, digital evidence, and computer forensics. Mr. Carlson’s strong technical background includes a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics and experience working in private industry as a software engineer. He has represented clients in myriad issues related to E-discovery and high technology matters including electronic document preservation, production, spoliation, and computer forensics. He represents and provides E-discovery advice to a broad range of clients from small and mid-sized companies up to the nation’s largest companies.

As an experienced litigator, Mr. Carlson has represented clients in a wide range of commercial disputes including commercial contracts, purchase agreements, lease agreements, Uniform Commercial Code transactions, misappropriation of trade secrets, software licensing agreements shareholder suits, and tortious interference claims. He has also defended clients in actions involving negligence, wrongful death, fraud, retaliatory discharge, mass tort, and a variety of class actions.

2. Thomas J. Smith is a Partner at K&L Gates, where he concentrates his practice in the area of complex commercial litigation. He is also a founding member of the firm's e-Discovery Analysis and Technology (e-DAT) Group, and regularly counsels clients in matters involving complex records preservation and collection issues, litigation “holds,” e-discovery, and records management and retention policies. He speaks frequently at national and regional conferences on records management and e-discovery issues. Mr. Smith has been published extensively in the area of e-discovery. He has litigation and trial experience in insurance coverage, environmental and toxic tort matters, and has represented major industrial clients in numerous jurisdictions, both in the U.S. and in foreign courts. Mr. Smith is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a graduate of Duquesne University School of Law.

3. James S. Zucker practices at Hogan Lovells, where he focuses on litigation and antitrust matters. He has a broad commercial litigation practice and represents clients before state and federal courts. He has previously litigated cases involving intellectual property, antitrust, trade secrets, and class actions. Mr. Zucker’s experience as a former software developer enables him to guide clients through all phases of electronic discovery. He is also involved in litigation involving software and translates highly technical information into language clients and courts can understand. Mr. Zucker is a member of the Sedona Conference working group concerning electronic discovery and is currently assisting with a project to craft a uniform approach to electronic discovery for the New York State Court System. He holds a law degree from Fordham Law School.

Who should attend this seminar?
Attorneys, paralegals, and legal professionals.

Only registered attendees will receive CLE/MCLE credit for attending this course. Sign-up today to listen & learn at your convenience!

CLE/MCLE ACCREDIATION: The Rossdale Group, LLC is a national leader in attorney education and has trained thousands of attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals. This seminar is available for CLE & MCLE credit with the following jurisdictions:

1. Alabama State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.5 MCLE credits

2. State Bar of California for 1.5 MCLE credits

3. The Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits

4. Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

5. Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

6. The State of Nebraska for 1.5 CLE credits

7. The Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

8. The New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits (per Rule 201:4)

9. The New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits

10. The New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

11. The Oregon State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

12. The Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 CLE credits

13. The Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

14. The Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

15. The Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 CLE credits

16. The Wyoming State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

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