E-Discovery Day 2021

Join ACEDS for E-Discovery Day 2021 on Friday, December 3! ACEDS and industry leaders will be hosting events to celebrate the growing importance of the e-discovery practice and give legal technology professionals a day to connect and learn. PLUS - to celebrate E-Discovery Day, ACEDS is offering a *25% discount on certification, training, and membership with code EDAY25! *Offer not valid on open invoices. Discount applies to list price. Coupon code EDAY25 expires on Friday, December 3 at 11:59 PM EST.

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Pre-E-Discovery Day Agenda - Thursday, December 2, 2021

A First Look at Advanced E-Discovery Solutions for Corporate Legal Teams

Time: 1-2 PM EST
Description: Corporate legal teams struggle with the abundance of data in eDiscovery motions. With the explosion of data sources available and the increased frequency of internal investigations, legal teams more than ever need an eDiscovery solution that simplifies how information is collected and visualized. Additionally, as a result of big data challenges, many legal teams lack a playbook to ensure eDiscovery is managed in a low-risk, low-cost manner. With the right eDiscovery tools, organizations can benefit from greater data transparency, cost containment, and data security in every matter. BDO’s Daniel Gold, Esq. will discuss what he’s seeing within corporate legal teams and showcase BDO’s patent-pending e-discovery solution, Athenagy™. This innovative tool combines Microsoft Advanced E-Discovery and RelativityOne enterprise applications to enable businesses to easily visualize data and drive deeper insights.

Speakers: Daniel Gold, Esq., BDO

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ACEDS Orange County Chapter: E-Discovery Day Happy Hour and Toy Drive

Time: 5-8 PM PST
Description: Celebrate E-Discovery Day with the ACEDS and Women in eDiscovery (WiE) Orange County Chapters. Kick off E-Discovery Day in-person at El Torito in Irvine, CA! We are asking everyone to bring an unwrapped toy(s) to donate to Toys for Tots.

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ACEDS South Florida Chapter: E-Discovery Day 2021 – South Florida Cocktail Kickoff

Time: 5:30-8 PM EST
Description: Join WiE-Miami, ACEDS, SFPA, SFLSP, and ILTA for an evening of cocktails and conversation as we reconnect after a long time of virtual-only events. This event will take place in-person at EST.33 Thai Craft Brewery & Kitchen in Miami, FL.

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E-Discovery Day Agenda - Friday, December 3, 2021

A Post COVID E-Discovery World? Experts Predict Key E-Discovery Trends For 2022

Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Speakers: Michael Landau, Strategic National Account Manager, Veritas Technologies, LLC., Robert Keeling, Partner, Sidley Austin, Tom O'Connor, Director, Gulf Coast Technology Center, Jennifer Hamilton, General Counsel, Exterro

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ACEDS Jacksonville Chapter: Electronic Medical Records: Pain Points & Practice

Time: 12-1 PM EST
Description: The discovery of Electronic Medical Records, along with their associated audit logs, is one the most common tasks in a wide range of litigation matters, yet this discovery remains problematic and difficult. Numerous statutory and regulatory regimes overlay the process, including the HITECH Act, HHS regulations, and HIPAA. Once produced, meaningful use of the information is often dependent upon proprietary third party platforms. This session lays out a path of best practices for practitioners to successfully collect and use their client’s Electronic Medical Regulators

Speakers: Chad Roberts, eDiscovery CoCounsel, pllc

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E-Discovery Day 2021: A Look at Industry Resiliency and Preparations for Reinventing the Future

Time: 1-2 PM EST
Description: Through every kind of challenge – economic downturns, even a global pandemic – the eDiscovery industry has always been able to bounce back and prove stronger than ever. Join IPRO executives Ryan Joyce, VP of Strategy, and Nick Inglis, Director of Information Governance, for this look at the events that have pushed the industry to adapt, and how a convergence with Information Governance is making a big impact on the future of how law firms and corporations manage their data.

Speakers: Ryan Joyce, IPRO, and Nick Inglis, IPRO

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Judges Roundtable: 10 E-Discovery Tips For 2022

Time: 1:30-2:30 PM EST
Description: Curious on what tips judges would give you on your e-discovery process? In this webcast, learn from a panel of prominent judges on what 10 tips they would give e-discovery professionals based on case law from this year.

Speakers: Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, Western District of Texas, Hon. Michelle Childs, District of South Carolina, Hon. Charmaine Claxton, Western District of Tennessee

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ACEDS Vancouver Chapter: E-Discovery Day Roundtable

Time: 3-3:30 PM EST
Description: Join the ACEDS Vancouver Chapter Board as they discuss how they ended up working in eDiscovery and where they received their training and experience. They will also provide words of wisdom/advice on what not to do and why to save you frustration and help reduce eDiscovery costs for your client.

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Virtual Trivia Hunt: Who’s The Smartest E-Discovery Group Of Friends?

Time: 3 PM EST
Create a team of your e-discovery peers and see how smart your team is outside the world of e-discovery. Answer 20 questions correctly in the shortest amount of time compared to other teams competing, and you’ll split the $500 PRIZE POOL with your team.

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A New Role Model: Reimagining the EDRM

Time: 3-4 PM EST
Description: When originally conceived, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model provided a useful guide for approaching the identification, collection, and analysis of digital data—over time becoming the primary model for the ediscovery industry. However, the EDRM requires rethinking and expansion against the backdrop of ediscovery expanding beyond a litigation-only concept to a rigorous discipline; courts and government agencies applying greater scrutiny over data governance and security practices; and attorneys utilizing a more strategic, cross-matter approach to review. How should this model be updated? Is there a more appropriate model for an era of more complex communication, data, and business challenges? EJ Bastien, Director of Discovery Programs at Microsoft, Chris Dahl, Senior Vice President, Market Solutions Group, at Lighthouse, and guest speakers will discuss how data challenges and governance are transforming the way legal professionals should approach the EDRM, thinking beyond a linear and single matter approach to review, and the future of ediscovery.

Speakers: EJ Bastien, Microsoft, TracyAnn Eggen, CommonSpirit Health, Chris Dahl, Lighthouse, Sarah Barsky-Harlan, Customer Experience Group

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The Gayle O’Connor Spirit Award

Time: 4 PM EST
Description: The Gayle O’Connor (GO) Spirit Award celebrates members of the e-discovery and legal technology communities whose singular energy, enthusiasm and verve echo the spirit of the late Gayle O’Connor (1956-2020). Gayle danced to the beat of her own drummer. She knew adversity and overcame it. Her indomitable spirit brought people together and brightened lives. Recipients of the GO Spirit Award have made noteworthy contributions to e-discovery, legal technology, information governance, cybersecurity, or data privacy through efforts that inspire, educate, or promote the common interest and cohesion of our community.

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Your 2022 E-Discovery Toolkit: What Needs To Be In It

Time: 5-5:30 PM EST
Description: E-Discovery and technology go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. Without e-discovery technology, managing e-discovery is a nearly impossible feat.

Speakers: David Greetham, E-Discovery Business Unit Leader, Ricoh Americas, Nancy Patton, Sr. Director - Solution Consulting, Exterro, Julie Brown, Director of Practice Technology, Vorys

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Survey Says… Join a Trivia Team of E-Discovery Peers, Win Prizes!

Time: 6 PM EST
Virtual E-Discovery Opinionation, similar to a game show that says, “Survey says..”, is a survey-based game that is great for everyone – not just e-discovery brainiacs! Teams try to guess the most popular responses given to fun e-discovery survey questions. The smartest team doesn’t always win!

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