Seminars & Training

October 4, 2006

Second Creek Technologies, LLC presents:
Electronic Discovery 101: Understanding the New Federal Rules


In today’s computer climate, “You can’t provide competent representation if you are not knowledgeable about electronic discovery.”
- U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald Waxse

Course Description:

This course is a must for all practitioners who want to stay ahead of the curve in the new digital age. Our court system is finally catching up to the realities of modern practice, as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will undergo a major overhaul at the end of this year. Hear first-hand from fellow practitioners, computer experts, forensic analysts and members of the judiciary about how these rules changes will affect your practice.

Learn about the unique problems presented by electronically stored information in the context of civil and criminal litigation and how and when to use computer forensic assistance to preserve electronic documents and electronic discovery. Gain critical knowledge of the inner workings of computers to give yourself a tactical advantage in litigation and the ability to resist the unreasonable discovery demands of your opponents - what you don’t know can hurt your clients!

Training Information:

Duration: 1 day (8 hours)
Prerequisites: See Description
Lead Instructor: Various
Registration: Call Second Creek Technologies, LLC to register
(304) 736-5454 or toll free at 1-877-523-3253
Location: Marshall University
South Charleston Campus, 100 Angus Drive, Room 319
Time: 8:00am to 4:00pm + Football Tickets for MU v. UCF 7:30 kickoff
Credit Hours: West Virginia approved CLE credits offered: 7.2 including 7.2 ethics credits

This information-packed course will cover all this and more:

  • Why old rules for paper discovery won’t suffice in the digital age
  • Duties to preserve evidence & how to draft an effective preservation letter
  • How to guard against spoliation and sanctions
  • How to understand your client’s computer systems when you don’t speak “I.T.”
  • Strategies for “meet and confer” sessions
  • Keeping the costs of electronic discovery under control
  • Why “deleted” information remains discoverable
  • When to use computer forensics, what it reveals, and how much it costs
  • Understand the various ways that electronic data can be stored
  • Using evidence and “smoking guns” you didn’t even know existed in court: authentication and chain of custody issues
  • The rules of professional conduct regarding electronic data during litigation
  • The criminalization of spoliation
  • The Zubulake guidelines outlining counsel’s obligations
  • Latest techniques in forensic cloning and analysis
  • Analyzing the data: yours and theirs
  • Help with preparing and/or responding to requests for electronic records
  • Expert opinions regarding what is “reasonably accessible” electronic data
  • Voluminous data, de-duplication and back-up tapes
  • Data preservation and destruction policies: anticipating litigation
  • Use of expert forensic testimony
  • Internal investigations and cybercrime
  • What judges will expect from you beginning December 1st
  • Potential pitfalls hidden in the Rule changes

7.2 Credit hours offered (including 7.2 ethics credits) for $150 (includes lunch & chair back seat for the game) Additional chair back football tickets offered for $32 each (one is included in the price of the CLE).

Registration

Call Second Creek Technologies, LLC at (304) 736-5454 or toll free at 1-877-523-3253 to register.

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