Substantive

Substantive credit refers to all categories of public and private law, including but not limited to the law of contracts, real property, torts, and criminal law.

Insurance and issues of insurance coverage are involved in many cases, even though they do not appear to involve insurance coverage questions.  As such, it is important to have an understanding of insurance issues when working on a wide variety of cases and matters.  

It’s difficult to remember life before social media. Twenty years ago, the term ‘private life’ still existed and was actually attainable. Nowadays, it seems everyone has access to just about every detail of your life. An employer wants to know how old you are, sexual orientation, relationship status, what restaurants you like to frequent? Check Facebook! The social media outlets are nearly endless: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Twitter, Blogs, etc. Now imagine that you are involved in a lawsuit.

Analytics and new ways to interact with and visualize data promise to revolutionize traditional legal processes. From review in litigation and investigations to automating contracts and other upstream processes, some are predicting that the role of the legal professional will be radically different in the next 5-10 years. Add “artificial intelligence” (AI) and the cloud to the mix and it gets even more interesting. 

What is the first thing you do when you want to find something out about somebody you don’t know? If you’re like most people, I’m sure your answer includes the word “Google”.  But did you know – that there’s a whole lot more information out there, in the invisible, or deep web that traditional search engines don’t find?  Did you know that Google only covers one percent of what’s available on the internet?

One of the goals of Project Management in Electronic Discovery is to blend the distinct and traditionally separate domains within law firms and legal departments into a more seamless workflow that transforms discovery into a more collaborative and efficient process.

Uber took the world by storm when it launched in 2009. For many years it operated seamlessly and seemed like an incredible, cheaper alternative to a taxi. With changing technology, comes changing laws.

This session explores causes of action for misappropriation of electronic data—whether by departing employees, competitors, or third-party hackers—and defenses to those claims.  It also provides some practical guidance for investigating and collecting evidence concerning such claims, including but not limited to sources of evidence, strategies for obtaining that evidence, and authenticating the evidence.

Information Governance (IG) is often talked about in the legal world but can be hard to understand. In this timely and informative session, you'll learn what IG is and how it applies to the work of you and your team. Whether in a law firm, corporate, or government environment, you'll also hear what can happen if you don't focus on this important subject. 

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This session provides participants with tools and resources to help you shine in supporting your legal department’s outside counsel case/project evaluation and management. Learn effective techniques to match outside counsel to specific matters, as well as manage voluminous case/project work load with multiple outside firms and attorneys. We walk through each step in legal department analysis of case/project assignment to obtaining cost-efficient and timely results from outside counsel.

When the Federal Aviation Administration finalized its rules for unmanned aircraft systems in 2016, it expanded opportunities for commercial uses of that technology. A range of industries, including insurance, logistics and delivery, media and entertainment, energy, real estate, and emergency responders, are actively exploring the use of drones in their businesses or already using drones. 

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