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Posted on May 30th, 2010

Let ILS be your partner in eDiscovery continuing education.  We make it very easy through our series of 1 hour workshops at your office!

We provide:

Qualified (and field experienced) Instructor

Instruction handouts

You provide:

Conference or training room

Students (one or many)


Tuition: $695 per group!

Email: (include Lunch & Learn in subject line) to request available dates in your area


1.  ESI Discovery – Strategies and Best Practices (1 Hour)

This CLE provides a basic overview of how to conduct discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) using the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, or the California Code of Civil Procedure – code sections, process, pitfalls, strategies, best practices, practice pointers.  This hour will include discussion of code and rule sections, case law, best practices, practice pointers.

2.  Creating a Collection Plan & Preparing for a FRCP 26(f) Conference (1 Hour)

This hour provides a practical explanation of how to conduct key player and IT interviews as part of creating a defensive ESI collection plan.  This process and plan can then be used to prepare for a FRCP 26(f) conference.  This CLE includes discussion of case law and other legal requirements; strategies; checklists; common errors, and practice pointers.
3.  Computer Forensics Primer (1 Hour)

This hour addresses the differences between computer forensics and ordinary ESI discovery.  What are computer forensics for (and not for); The basics of a forensic examination; chain of custody issues.

4.  e-Competency and Malpractice  **Qualifies for 1 hour ethics credit**

The ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the California Code of Professional Conduct both require that an attorney consider competency when taking on a new engagement.  In this day and age, competency necessarily includes e-competency.  Failure to engage in competent ESI discovery practices can result in sanctions or worse.  This hour provides discussion of spoliation and negligence case law specifically affecting the ESI discovery duties of counsel; practice pointers for avoiding the same.

5.  ESI Discovery and 30(b)(6) Depositions (1 Hour)

FRCP section 30(b)(6) authorizes the deposition of a corporation rather than an individual.  Use of this section in ESI discovery is on the rise, as it provides an efficient vehicle for obtaining discovery of a party’s general ESI practices and discovery response process.  This CLE hour will address the basics of designating and preparing a ESI related 30(b)(6) witness as well as strategies and practical considerations.

6. Getting it Admitted/Getting it Suppressed – eDiscovery and the Federal Rules of Evidence  (1 Hour)

Once you’ve spent all that time (and money) and time collecting relevant ESI evidence, and finding those emails and accounting records which assist in your client’s defense, wouldn’t you like to get them admitted into evidence?  Recent caselaw shows that it’s not as easy as you might think.  This CLE hour addresses a few basics of applying the FRE to ESI Evidence.

  • Authentication
  • Computerized Business Records
  • Email & Hearsay
  • Best Evidence/Copies

7. Large scale eDocument Review: Strategies and Best Practices

Every practitioner knows that the most expensive part of the basic discovery process is the privilege and relevance review.  However, data has particular qualities that permit the use of computerized tools to slice and dice the document pack, and greatly reduce the costs and headaches associated with a large scale e-document review.  Also, the tools available for review now contain excellent tools for project management and quality assurance.  This CLE covers strategies for improving your e-document review, and a peek at state of the art management tools.

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