The amount of data involved in litigations today has exponentially increased from even a decade ago. “Everything is captured.” Attorneys must ensure that they understand how data is stored and retrieved, and the costs associated with doing so. Equally, they must know how to present this information effectively to both the court and their clients, as the process of eDiscovery often makes up a large percentage of a litigation’s expenses. Attorneys must understand their duty of candor and the responsibility that falls on them to verify and validate the information that their client has provided. Attorneys today, regardless of jurisdiction, will find a foundational knowledge of their ethical obligations for eDiscovery essential to their practice.
In this seminar, our expert panelists begin by focusing on California as a demonstrative example and baseline of ethical obligations for eDiscovery. Next, they highlight common eDiscovery ethical issues, violations, and mistakes by attorneys in the courtroom and discuss ethical responsibilities in the processing of electronically stored information (ESI). Our speakers conclude by discussing best practices as well as case law and sanctions that have been issued by the bench for eDiscovery ethical failings.
Topics covered in this webinar:
- eDiscovery and Ethical Obligations in California
- Common Mistakes Made in the Courtroom
- Ethics and ESI
- Best Practices
- Case Law on Ethical and eDiscovery Sanctions Against Lawyers
Daniel B. Garrie, Esq. – Founder, Law & Forensics; Neutral, JAMS; Faculty, Harvard
Jeremy Deutsch – Shareholder at Cozen O Connor