All times below for the listed sessions are Mountain Time.
ESI Attorneys is a team of geeks. Lovers of technology and information hounds. Most importantly, it’s a team of legal and records management professionals who want to see its clients do better. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly Twigger and Lindy Naj, stop by and read their bios (they’re not ones to brag, but we got a fair bit of information out of them).
Today’s challenging business environment for law firms and corporate legal departments is driving a “do more with less” approach. A variety of skill sets, backgrounds, and technologies are required to adequately respond. This session will provide a combined 90 years of experience from four legal professionals who will discuss methodologies, flexible approaches, process innovation and streamlining.
Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain, legal tech expert Derek Duarte says, are more than just marketing buzzwords. They’re creating large and significant disruption in the legal market right now that is changing the structure of workplaces and the focus of buyers. By adjusting your focus and strategy, you can carve out a prosperous space in the new legal market.
Data Volumes and Cost Control mean analytics are key — and some key ones are included in your review platform.
eDiscovery in 2018 has taken on a whole new form. Overwhelming data volumes and the increasing network of mobile devices have made the mindless loop of preserve-collect-process-repeat a death wish. This talk is designed to flush out the best ways to make strategic data decisions at the outset and at critical phases of a matter to allow you to better utilize that data during the investigation, planning, and argument stages of your case. While poor eDiscovery planning can lead to expensive and distracting disputes, refined Strategy and Advocacy when dealing with large volumes of data and numerous custodians can lead to not only efficiency and expediency, but more important - victory.
Microsoft Office 365 gives you eDiscovery in the cloud. Quickly and easily find and retain content to satisfy legal and regulatory requests and internal investigations. And there’s no need to move content to an archive—it stays in place, immutable, secure, and accessible to content owners. Use eDiscovery search tools and Advanced eDiscovery analytics tools to filter content, and to cut review time and costs. Using these tools, our legal department at Microsoft saves about $4.5 million per year.
This technology has been slowly evolving and gaining tracking in the consumer and public spaces since the idea was proposed by Satoshi Nakamoto in a 2008 whitepaper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System“. The mysterious creator suggests that a ledger can be managed in a distributed manner where the network forms “a record that cannot be changed.” Since then, we’ve seen Bitcoin rolled out as a cryptocurrency where platforms such as Coinbase have established trading desks for the currency along other blockchains that have come onto the scene such as Ethereum and Litecoin.
This technology is only gaining momentum in use cases, formation of startups building on top of the blockchain, and corporate adoption to replace existing processes. It has been evolving to not only mange a ledger but also overlay smart contracts. Smart contracts “not only define the rules and penalties around an agreement in the same way that a traditional contract does, but also automatically enforce those obligations.”
Gone are the days when companies could pass the headaches of cyber security to the IT department. It is everyone’s problem now. It is no longer just an IT problem. It has become a business issue effecting the entire organization. Join our panelists for a conversation that takes a realistic approach to protecting your data, both proactive and reactive, debunking many common myths along the way.
On May 25, 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. So, what do we do now? GDPR compliance is not a sprint; it is a marathon that we must run over and over again. This session will highlight some of the problem areas that require continued focus and fine-tuning as the GDPR becomes a new way of conducting data privacy management going forward.
The reasonable anticipation or filing of a litigation case is only one event that can trigger a need for eDiscovery. These days, eDiscovery also plays an important part in conducting investigations to meet compliance, due diligence or regulatory enforcement requirements. In this session, the panelists will share experiences and provide examples of the use of eDiscovery technology and best practices to meet investigative objectives.
· Common Types of Investigations Involving eDiscovery
· Similarities and Differences from eDiscovery in Litigations
· Data Discovery, Data Privacy and Cross-Border Implications
· Common Mistakes to Avoid
· Dealing with Phones/BYOD Issues During Investigations
· Best Practices for Managing eDiscovery in Investigations
How do I preserve it, collect it and use it in a case and when should I do any of the three? This panel will discuss matters involving social media, how to use it effectively