The Good, the Bad, the Expensive: How to Move Beyond the Basics and Practice eDiscovery at an Advanced Level (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 4.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 4.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $225 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 9/30/2016


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the entire September 2013 live seminar, The Good, the Bad, the Expensive: How to Move Beyond the Basics and Practice eDiscovery at an Advanced Level .

  • Stay up to date with the latest eDiscovery case law developments and trends
  • Learn the basics of computer forensics—in plain English
  • Understand your client’s challenges, from the perspective of in-house counsel
  • Put it all in context with a mock Meet and Confer— with commentary from the bench

eDiscovery, in the eyes of many, is partly responsible for the decreased number of cases going to trial: it is often just too hard, and in almost every case too expensive, to pursue a case to verdict. The burdens of eDiscovery are unlikely to ease anytime soon. The attorney who fully understands the rules related to eDiscovery, and the insight on how to use those rules to the client’s advantage, will have a leg up on the opposing side. The attorney cannot do it alone, however: the client must be an equal partner in the effort after the litigation begins, and preferably long before.

This seminar brings together thought leaders from the bench and bar to examine how to practice eDiscovery at an advanced level. Beginning with an update on eDiscovery case law and analysis of emerging trends in the practice of eDiscovery, the course moves to computer forensics to answer these questions: What data can—and cannot—be recovered from computers, smartphones, flash drives, digital copiers, iPods, GPS devices, cameras, computer swipe cards, social media, etc.? How do you find good experts? How do you make sure the evidence is preserved? What really happens in a computer forensics lab? How do experts cull, dedupe, deNIST, analyze, and extract data? How do you effectively use your experts in court? This session will cover the basics of digital forensics in plain English.

Next, a key component of practicing eDiscovery at an advanced level is understanding and addressing the challenges faced by litigants trying to comply with their eDiscovery obligations and still run their businesses. A panel of in-house counsel will provide real-world examples of some of the thorny and expensive eDiscovery issues they have faced in recent years.

The seminar will culminate with a mock hearing before a federal magistrate judge, arguing a Motion to Compel that addresses some of the more challenging eDiscovery issues practitioners face today.


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Hon. Theresa C. Buchanan, U.S. District Court E.D. Va. / Alexandria

Jason Eakes, Capital One / Richmond

Monica McCarroll, Williams Mullen / Richmond

Sharon D. Nelson, Sensei Enterprises, Inc. / Fairfax

Kenneth M. Reiss, Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation / Falls Church

John W. Simek, Sensei Enterprises, Inc. / Fairfax

J. Forbes Thompson, William Mullen / Richmond

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