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.

Legal professionals are well versed in the importance of privileged and confidential information, but the delineation of corporate counsel providing privileged communication versus business advice is sometimes difficult to clearly identify. Learn how to identify, distinguish and enforce protections awarded to confidential and privileged communications. In-house legal departments must take great care in identifying and securing privileged communications. Know how to secure information and provide the most defensible position in the face of a disclosure challenge.

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. 

Title IX cases based on allegations of sexual assault and/or harassment have ethical, privacy, and discovery issues that are unlike most other litigation. The paralegal working on a Title IX case, whether plaintiff or defendant, needs to be cognizant of the potential bounds of discovery when dealing with the transient nature of the student population, the potential existence of discovery on private devices, and the danger of disclosure that violates federal privacy laws and court protective orders.

 In 2018, the import of social media as a transformative technological, cultural, and political phenomenon is no longer in dispute. Nor has the law been immune from its impact. Indeed, under various state professional codes, lawyers are subject to an ongoing duty of competence to keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with technology such as social media. Social media can be a valuable investigatory and marketing tool for legal professionals. Its use can also pose risks to legal professionals and their clients.

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