The Louisiana Judicial College is the judicial education branch of the Louisiana Supreme Court, and it's an impressive institution. It provides educational resources for judges and lawyers alike, and draws on a very diverse group of judges and lawyers to deliver topical content at their CLE events. It has a great staff and its programs are well done.
The 2019 Evidence and Procedure Seminar was typical. Co-sponsored by the Louisiana Association for Justice, a common theme throughout this year's seminar concerned the emerging challenges of digital evidence. All of the seminar material is publicly shared and available here. Topics included the authentication of digital evidence, digital evidence and discovery, juries and social media, and the HITECH Act.
It was a privilege to deliver 1.25 hours of digital evidence and discovery CLE at this year's program along with Jed Cain of Herman, Herman, & Katz. Jed's firm provides leadership to some of the largest and most challenging complex litigation matters in the MDL system. They're very good at what they do.
We learned a lot, as we always do, and met a lot of nice folks.
Evidence Management is craft . . .
We think a lot of Mike Quartararo's thoughtful work about our favorite subject: bringing Project Management principles to the craft of electronic discovery and evidence management. So it's a privilege to present with him at an educational event because we usually learn more than we teach. You can buy his cool book, Project Management in Electronic Discovery, here at eDPM Advisory Services.
Riding with the White Hats . . .
NLADA - the National Legal Aid & Defender Association - represents the most vulnerable members of our society. NLADA members are some of the best consumer lawyers in the world and they do great work with very thin resources. EDCC was proud to put some additional discovery tools in their litigation tool bags at the 2018 NLADA Conference today. We do the same for Public Justice whenever their electronic discovery needs arise. We're a small firm, so we help out the best way we know how to - sharing our experience, our work product, and our appreciation.
Today was play day at EDCC . . .
UF eDiscovery Conference 2017
My former partner and fellow Holland & Knight alumnus Bill Hamilton has made the annual eDiscovery Conference at the University of Florida a must attend event for the discovery community. It's all about content.
ACEDS is one of the sponsors, and Executive Director Mary Mack is a gracious interview host. The CEDS merit badge is a good foundational building block for Plaintiffs' lawyers looking for a structured introduction to the mechanics of a large data production.