SDPA and ACEDS OC eDiscovery Summer Refresher

15 Jul 2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Join the San Diego Paralegal Association (SDPA) and the ACEDS Orange County Chapter for an eDiscovery Summer Refresher Virtual Conference.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sdpa-and-aceds-oc-ediscovery-summer-refresher-tickets-112026516326?aff=ebdssbeac

Session One: Hot Topics in eDiscovery

Wednesday, July 15 | 5-6 PM PDT

Presented by Philip Favro, Consultant at Driven; Introduction by Grady Glover, Vice President of the ACEDS Orange County Chapter and eDiscovery Manager for multiple law firms.

2020 has already ushered in a number of key eDiscovery developments of which clients and counsel should be aware. These developments include key procedural points regarding ESI search protocols and data preservation issues, technological advances influencing the discovery of relevant communications, and updates to technology-assisted review (TAR) case law. This program will address these developments and spotlight recommendations for addressing the issues. Attendees are eligible for one hour of CA MCLE.

Topics covered include:

  • New case trends affecting organizational information governance strategies
  • Preservation and production challenges arising from the increasing use of messaging applications
  • Court decisions addressing ESI spoliation sanctions
  • Litigation impacting the enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act
  • Cross-border discovery developments

Session Two: Becoming Iron Man

Saturday, July 18 | 9-10 AM PDT

Presented by Cat Casey, Chief Innovation Officer at Disco; Introduction by June Hunter, SDPA Vice President & Education and Paralegal and IT Support Services Specialist at CGS3.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the legal profession as it has done in finance, entertainment, healthcare, and manufacturing and this has some lawyers and technologists worried. There is an emerging approach to machine learning and AI that focused on augmenting and amplifying human intelligence rather than replacing it. Leveraging an augmented intelligence model powered by things like advanced analytics, continual active learning (CAL) and machine translation, lawyers can supercharge their decision making and reduce time to insight. Today's AI technology is perfect for repetitive tasks that require human intelligence where an increase in productivity and decrease in errors and cost are the goals, document review is an ideal candidate for the application of AI technology and its benefits. Leveraging augmented intelligence in ediscovery can find evidence faster, increase efficiency, and decrease errors while reducing the overall cost exponentially. Attendees are eligible for one hour of CA MCLE.

Session Three: In The Beginning: Identification & Preservation Fundamentals

Saturday, July 18 | 10:30-11:30 AM PDT

Matthew Verga, Director of Education at Xact Data Discovery; Introduction by June Hunter, SDPA Vice President & Education and Paralegal and IT Support Services Specialist at CGS3.

The duty of (identification and) preservation is a foundational concept in our legal system that grows out of the common law concept of “spoliation,” which is more than 200 years old.  Essentially, if courts exist to make determinations about disputed facts, and if the trier of fact must make those determinations using the available evidence, then no litigant should be allowed to gain advantage in those determinations by hiding or destroying relevant evidence before the trier of fact can consider it.

As we have seen in numerous contexts, however, ESI spoliation remains a frequent issue – particularly in the gray area where new devices, applications, or services are transitioning from niche adoption to mainstream use.  Hence the importance of these phases in an eDiscovery effort: almost every other type of failure can be fixed with adequate time and money, but once unique, relevant ESI is gone, it’s gone.

In this One Hour of CA MCLE, educational webinar, XDD Director of Education Matthew Verga, JD, will review the fundamentals practitioners need to know about identification and preservation to fulfill their duties of technology competence and preservation, including:

  • Triggers for the duty
  • Legal and technological scope
  • Imagination and investigation
  • The role of legal holds
  • Common pitfalls

Session Four: Paralegal Pivot to eDiscovery

Wednesday, July 22 | 5-6 PM PDT

Presented by Mike Quartararo, President of ACEDS; Christine Stansall, Paralegal at Lorber Greenfield & Polito; and Patricia LaBelle-Lasse, Litigation Paralegal at Litigation Support at Pullman & Comley; Moderated by Marla Mohr, President of ACEDS Orange County Chapter and Legal Technology Consultant.

During this webcast, Michael Quartararo, the president of ACEDS, a former paralegal and the author of the 2016 book Project Management in Electronic Discovery, will focus on how paralegals can and should pivot in their careers and get more involved in e-discovery projects, how to marshal the necessary resources, and how to manage processes that lead to successful outcomes in modern-day discovery projects. Attendees will gain skills and practices that may be put to use on day one after the presentation. Additionally, we will have a 30 minute Q&A session with several other paralegals who have transitioned to e-discovery. Attendees are eligible for one hour of CA MCLE.

Session Five: Collection through Analysis: How Modern Data is Changing the Landscape of Discovery

Saturday, July 25 | 9-10 AM PDT

Presented by Tom Plunkett, Director of Digital Forensics at Archer Hall; and Trent Livingston, CEO at ESI Analyst; Moderated by Marla Mohr, President of ACEDS Orange County Chapter and Legal Technology Consultant.

Mobile devices are everyone’s addiction, and each device could contain ESI essential to rounding out any discovery request. From text messages to device locations, from images to video and more, our mobile devices tell the story of our lives! However, each device presents new challenges to collection, preservation, review and production. The speakers will touch on the importance of proper discovery protocols, as well as the challenges that come with mobile data spanning the EDRM from collection through production. Attendees are eligible for one hour of CA MCLE.

Session Six: Law Enforcement: California eDiscovery Update

Saturday, July 25 | 10:30-12:00 PM PDT

Presented by Annie Loo, PRA Services and E-Discovery Attorney at Best, Best & Krieger; Tamara Loveland, Litigation Support Specialist at US DOJ; and Sean Tyler, Paralegal at the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office. Moderated by Grady Glover, Vice President of the ACEDS Orange County Chapter and eDiscovery Manager for multiple law firms.

A discussion of recent current events, including how a 2020 California State Supreme court decision effects the public release of body camera footage from law enforcement agencies in California, and other important updates for ediscovery professionals who interact with or deal with law enforcement, criminal trials and related issues.

Attendees are eligible for One and a Half Hour of CA MCLE.

 

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