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“The Burden of e-Discovery Costs and  
  Protecting Due Process Rights”



 Consider This – Ron Friedman, Parts 1 and 2 – 09.20.13
“The Burden of e-Discovery Costs and Protecting Due Process Rights”
: Ron Friedman
Guests: John Beisner, Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington, DC;  Rich Bernardo, Counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York
Topic: e-Discovery

Discussion: Do amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for e-Discovery go far enough to protect due process, as proposed by the federal Advisory Committee on Civil Rules?
“Forcing a defendant to pay significant discovery expenses without any contribution from the plaintiff, absent any finding of liability, arguably infringes the defendant’s right to due process.” – John Beisner, Rich Bernardo, Can e-Discovery Violate Due Process, Law Technology News, 06/2013.
“It’s a hallmark of our legal system that there is no presumption of liability and therefore no presumption that as an accused party, in a civil law suit, that you have to pay money to the other side until there has been a finding of liability” – John Beisner

Consider This - Ron Friedmann - Part One
Consider This - Ron Friedmann - Part Two

"Establishing Best Practices for Electronic Data Relating to e-Discovery"


Consider This – Doug Mitchell, Parts 1 and 2 – 06.06.13
“Establishing Best Practices for Electronic Data relating to e-Discovery”
Host: Bridget Novak
Guest: Doug Mitchell, Litigation Partner, Boeis, Schiller & Flexner LLP, Chairperson of the Board of Organization of Legal Professionals
e-Discovery Best Practices

Discussion: Technology solutions for identifying, collecting and searching e-Discovery; new federal standards and how e-Discovery is changing the legal landscape, affecting cases, clients, lawyers and support staff, and billables.  
“In the electronic world, a great deal of autonomy has been given to the actual curator of the electronic date to store things wherever they want to. One of the greatest problems is the legal industry lags behind many other industries in terms of its information management technologies.” – Doug Mitchell 
“The parties should discuss what formats of production are possible and appropriate, and what formats can then be generated. Any format selected should maintain the ESI’s integrity, allow for reasonable usability, reasonably limit costs and if possible, conform to industry standards for the format.” – Principal guideline in the Joint e-Discovery Protocol for the U.S. Department of Justice

Speaker: Douglass A. Mitchell
Mr. Mitchell is a partner with the law firm of Boies, Schiller & Flexner. In 1995, the Federal District Court Judges in Nevada appointed him to be a mentor in the district’s criminal defense training program. In his capacity as a mentor, he trains and prepares defense attorneys to practice criminal law in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. He has served as Chairman of the Attorney Advisory Committee on Implementation of CM/ECF electronic case filing system for the Federal District Court for the District of Nevada.

Consider This - Doug Mitchell - Part One
Consider This - Doug Mitchell - Part Two

"Improving e-Discovery Efforts"



Herb Roitblat, Parts 1 and 2 – 07.03.13
“Improving e-Discovery Efforts”

Host: Bridget Novak
Guests: Herb Roitblat, Co-Founder, Chief Scientist, Chief Technology Officer at OrcaTec LLC
Topic: Concept Search, Search and Retrieval Technologies, Predictive Coding

Discussion: Developing a better understanding of the various ways humans and machines can improve their e-discovery efforts.
“There are three things that you need in order to do predictive coding. The first thing is that the examples have to be valid; they have to actually represent the distinction between responsive and non-responsive documents. The second thing that you need is consistency; the same rules have to apply to all of the documents, all of the time. The third thing that you need is representative; the examples have to actually cover the space of predictability.” – Herb Roitblat

Speaker: Herb Roitblat
Dr. Roitblat is widely recognized as an expert in search and retrieval technology, particularly in the area of eDiscovery. He has written extensively about the problems of dealing with massive amounts of electronic data and the emerging standards for dealing with those problems. Mr. Roitlat is a member of the Sedona Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production, on the Advisory Board of the Georgetown Legal Center Advanced eDiscovery Institute and a member of the 2011 and 2012 program committees for the Georgetown Legal Center Advanced eDiscovery Institute. He is a co-founder of the Electronic Discovery Institute and a member of the Board of Governors of the Organization of Legal Professionals. Dr. Roitblat is a frequent speaker on eDiscovery, particularly concerning search, categorization, predictive coding, and quality assurance.

Consider This - Herb Roitblat - Part One
Consider This - Herb Roitblat - Part Two


"The Benefits of eDiscovery Workflows"




Consider This – Joe Utsler – 12.10.13
“The Benefits of e-Discovery Workflows”
Host: Bridget Novak
Guest: Joe Utsler, Director of Product Marketing, E-Discovery at Nuix
Topic: e-Discovery Workflows and Information Management Technology

Discussion: The benefits of setting up an automated e-discovery workflow program; how to overcome hesitancies and objections to change.

“It’s really not about software. Automated workflows or workflows in general, are really about documenting your process. That’s where you’re going to get your biggest gain; the real knowledge is in being able to track your actual workflow.

Structured workflows allow you to codify the process, allows you to track exactly what you’re doing, and allows you to iterate that over time so that you can reduce your error rate” – Joe Utsler


Speaker:  Joe Utsler

Joe Utsler  is a legal software consultant  and  a highly skilled business development manager and corporate spokesman with over 20 years of experience in all phases of litigation technology. He is also an  accomplished speaker, with the ability to communicate complex technical information to a non-technical audience.  Joe is best known for his role as the Concordance Software Evangelist at Dataflight and LexisNexis, as well as his more recent position as the Vice President of Product Strategy for IPRO Corp.  He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre from California State University, Long Beach.


Consider This - Joe Utsler



 “E-Discovery in Healthcare: What Legal and Healthcare Professionals Need to Know”


Consider This – David Kearny – 11.06.13
“E-Discovery in Healthcare: What Legal and Healthcare Professionals Need to Know”
Bridget Novak
Guests: David Kearny, Director of Technology Services, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.
Topic: e-Discovery in Healthcare
Discussion: Requirements for managing health related documents and records; the need for healthcare workers need to become much more familiar with the litigation process and the role the legal industry plays within the process.

“Healthcare organizations should identify the components of their legal health records and how they will ensure the legal integrity of the health record and its various components are assembled and maintained.

It’s the organization providing the care that says for every patient we are capturing this information that makes up the legal health record for our organization, so there is a consistent record captured for that organization.

It serves as a method of communication among healthcare providers caring for a patient and it also provides supporting documentation for reimbursement of services provided to that patient.”
– David Kearny

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