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Ethical Obligations in eDiscovery – New Lexis/Nexis Webinar with e-Discovery expert Diane Barry and the Hon. James Smith

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Posted on December 3rd, 2010

2010 Update: Ethical and Professional Obligations in E-Discovery In-Depth CLE* Webinar
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
3 p.m. (Americas) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Join eDiscovery expert Diane Barry and the Hon. James Smith (Ret.) for a one-hour Webinar on the attorney’s ethical obligations under the new eDiscovery provisions of the California Electronic Discovery Act. Judge Smith and Diane will discuss the duties owed to clients, opposing counsel and the courts in the area of eDiscovery, including practice pointers on avoiding the kind of conduct most likely to lead to sanctions or discipline. Case discussions will include recent decisions, such as Pension Committee of the Univ. of Montreal Pension Plan v. Banc of America 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1839.

Diane Barry

Diane E. Barry, Esq. is the Director of Discovery Strategy & Management at International Litigation Services, Inc. Diane’s practice focuses on ESI discovery under state and federal rules of civil procedure, and complex litigation discovery planning and management. Diane assists clients in planning and preparing for ESI discovery conferences and court appearances, as well as preparation for specialized discovery such as IT custodian depositions, key player and IT interviews. In addition, Diane has significant expertise in utilizing technology to improve results in privilege and relevance review, and managing large-scale document review projects. Diane has written several chapters for the Matthew Bender® Practice Guide: California E-Discovery and Evidence.

Hon. James L. Smith (Ret.)

Hon. James L. Smith (Ret.) is an arbitrator and mediator for JAMS in Orange County, Calif. He has more than 38 years of experience in resolving disputes, both as a trial court judge and an independent mediator, arbitrator, special master and discovery referee in both Federal and State Court litigation. As a trial judge for over 26 years, he presided over thousands of cases, many of which were complex litigation matters involving business/commercial issues. To this day, Judge Smith is the only Orange County Judge, active or retired, to have been assigned to all of the Court’s calendars, including two years as Presiding Judge of the Court, two years as Supervising Judge of the Criminal Panel, and two years as Presiding Judge of the Probate Department. As part of his practice as a JAMS neutral, Judge Smith deals regularly with ESI (electronically stored information) discovery issues in both state and federal settings. He is frequently involved a special master for discovery or, in particular, for eDiscovery.

*LexisNexis has applied for CLE credit in California for the Webinar described in this e-mail message. LexisNexis is approved for telephonic/Webinar training in 34 states, including California.

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