Recent case law, such as Judge Scheindlin's Pension Committee decision, is renewing the focus on eDiscovery and reasonableness. However, corporate legal departments and law firms still struggle to achieve fast and effective eDiscovery. In a process where speed, accuracy and defensibility are of paramount importance to success, law firms are often left with their hands tied while they wait for access to their corporate clients' data. Corporate clients are looking to their law firms for ways to compress eDiscovery timeframes and reduce costs and risk. Meanwhile, law firm partners are seeking to create a competitive advantage through better collaboration and linking of eDiscovery processes.

As technology rapidly evolves, so do best practices and reasonableness. What was state of the art yesterday may no longer be a defensible today. Join us to learn about recent changes in case law, advances in technology, and successful methods to build a strong, long term relationship with corporate clients through proactive, automated, and cost-efficient processes.

This seminar will cover the following:

  • Techniques to directly chain together corporate legal departments and their law firms
  • An understanding of the rapidly changing reasonableness standard and how technology is driving that change
  • Proportionality: weighing the benefits against the burden
  • Best practices for managing eDiscovery across corporate clients and law firms
  • State of the art technology: advances in legal hold, "discover-in-place", early case assessment and review
  • Using technology to support alternative billing methods

Michael E. Lackey

CLE credit is available

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