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How I’ll Spend My Summer with ACEDS

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ACEDS has been busy all summer keeping us trained with a series of webinars on breaking eDiscovery topics and deep dives. Many experts have been contributing their time and knowledge into their specialties. It’s been a great turnout so far, so I thought I would focus on what’s to come for the rest of the summer. Print this out as a handy reference so you don’t miss one of the upcoming classes that can help you grow, learn and earn valuable CEDS credits.

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 – 1-2 PM ET – Demystifying EMRs and eDiscovery: A Day in the Life of…

Tiffany McLauchlin-Kingsley, CEDS, a Certified eDiscovery Specialist with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, including over 8 years of sales consulting in the Patient Privacy Monitoring, eDiscovery and Information Governance space, will be talking about electronic medical records and eDiscovery. Tiffany is certified in forensics, HIPAA security, HIPAA privacy, Digital Forensics and Electronic Evidence and Cerner Millennium Fundamentals.

In today’s healthcare world Legal, eDiscovery, Privacy and Compliance professionals are burdened with the painstaking process of creating a story from EMR (electronic medical record) Access Reports in preparation for litigation. The entirety of the process can be daunting from the time to collect the reports from your HIM/Data Security/or IT Team(s), to reformatting the thousands of lines in a CSV or Excel document, to then make sense of the data to inform Counsel of what exactly did or did not happen. The limitation of clinical context included in the EMR Access Reports leave major gaps that are left unexplained. The gaps cause the integrity of the data to come into question with the Judge or opposing Counsel. Thus, an exuberant amount of money could be paid out on cases where it could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, that an access did or didn’t happen for a valid reason effecting a patient’s outcome.

Learn what it’s like from the seat of a Certified eDiscovery Professional who has lived through this process in a large healthcare organization with over 80,000 employees with a case load of over 1,500 concurrent cases. This discussion is relevant to a number of cases, including Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Termination, Harassment, Employees as a Patients and Identity Theft. Learn how you can change the landscape with the latest patented, machine-learning technology in the market today.

Thursday, July 26th, 2018 – 1-2 PM ET – Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: The Future of eDiscovery

Amie Taal, consultant with the UK’s Strategem Tech Solutions and former VP of Deutsche Bank is an internationally regarded expert in Forensic Investigations, Cyber Security, eDiscovery, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence and will be sharing her expertise with us. Register for the webinar here: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: The Future of eDiscovery

This webinar will cover:

  • What is AI and Machine Learning?
  • The Benefits and Risk
  • How AI and Machine Learning will change the practice of eDiscovery in the near future.

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 – 1-2 PM ET – School’s out – Let’s stay connected – the Internet of Things

David Greetham, expert witness, patent holder and eDiscovery Business Unit Leader at Ricoh America will discuss the Internet of Things (IOT). David is Vice President of eDiscovery Sales and Operations at Ricoh USA, Inc., responsible for driving Ricoh’s computer forensic and electronic discovery services strategies and growth in the U.S. Greetham joined Ricoh from HSSK Forensics, which Ricoh acquired in February 2012. Renamed Ricoh Forensics, Greetham oversees the division, which operates as the nation’s first private computer forensics lab accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB).

Throughout his career, Greetham has been retained by law firms and corporations as a Testifying and Consulting Expert in the area of Computer Forensics and is a Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant by the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA). Additionally, he has been responsible for forensic examinations of computer systems involved in theft of trade secrets, inter- net misuse, harassment, murder, fraud and alleged spoliation.

This session will review the challenges of collecting and processing ESI from connected devices (The Internet of Things) and how traditional methods won’t work. Learn more and register for the webinar here: School’s out – Let’s stay connected – the IoT

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 – 1-2 PM ET – Importance of Good Cyber Hygiene

Cybersecurity expert, CEO and author of Hacked Again, Scott Schober, President and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems (BVS), a 45-year-old New Jersey-based privately held company and leading provider of advanced, world-class wireless test and security solutions, takes the audience through best security practices without overwhelming technical minutiae. Scott is a highly sought-after author and expert for live security events, media appearances and commentary on the topics of ransomware, wireless threats, drone surveillance and hacking, cybersecurity for consumers and small business and emerging blockchain technologies. He is often seen on ABC News, Bloomberg TV, Al Jazeera America, CBS This Morning News, CGTN America, CNN, Fox Business and many more networks. His security advice can be heard on national radio networks including NPR, Sirius XM and Bloomberg Radio. Scott regularly presents at tech and security conferences discussing wireless technology and its role in breaches along with his vision for best practices to stay safe in the future. Scott is an advisor to BlockSafe Technologies.

Scott prepares small business owners, employees and general consumers for any cyberthreat by detailing simple but effective strategies including password maintenance, phishing awareness, ransomware defenses, social engineering tricks and much more. Learn more and register for the webinar here: Importance of Good Cyber Hygiene.

Thursday, August 9th, 2018 – 1-2 PM ET – Ethics & Social Media: Walking the Fine Line

Legal ethics in advertising have long been an intrinsic part of the legal environment.  It has always been clear that advertisements by attorneys cannot contain a material misrepresentation of fact or law and cannot be false, misleading or deceptive.  But with the onslaught of social media, the landscape has changed and the risks have increased.

How do attorneys address this new medium, particularly when trying to market their practice?  What is the line between business and personal use of social media?  How can you keep your personal Facebook page ethically sound? What rules must be met when a lawyer has his own blog? What can you really put on your website?

Tom O’Connor, author of eDiscovery for the Rest of Us, an extensive article written with the smaller firm in mind and Electronic Discovery for Small Cases, published by the ABA, will be your host along with yours truly and we’ll discuss the landmine of ethical concerns that swarm the marketing landscape that you need to be aware of in order to be technically competent to address them. Register for the webinar here: Ethics & Social Media: Walking the Fine Line.

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 – 1-2 PM ET – Managing the Minutiae of Document Productions

Kelly Griffith will discuss the resources needed to practice more efficiently, improve client service, and add more value. Kelly is a Senior Legal Editor responsible for eDiscovery resources available through Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law service. Practical Law has become a leader in providing comprehensive and concise resources to attorneys in all areas of legal practice, and Kelly focuses her time on developing and maintaining resources related to the handling of electronically-stored information.

Prior to joining Practical Law, Kelly spent 10 years as a general civil litigator and two years as eDiscovery Counsel and Director of Litigation Support for a regional law firm. In those roles, Kelly managed eDiscovery in a variety of cases, from small state court actions to large, multi-state federal class actions. Learn more and register for the webinar here: Managing the Minutiae of Document Productions.

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 – 1-2 PM ET – Negotiating a Forensic Examination Protocol

During this webinar, attorney, forensics expert and special master, Craig Ball will talk about the goals and needed protections attendant to a computer forensic examination and some of the crucial terms and conditions that should be resolved by a thoughtful examination protocol. Craig is a special master computer forensic examiner, law professor and noted authority on electronic evidence and eDiscovery. He limits his practice to serving as a court-appointed special master and consultant in computer forensics and electronic discovery and has served as the Special Master or testifying expert in computer forensics and electronic discovery in some of the most challenging and celebrated cases in the U.S. A founder of the Georgetown University Law Center E-Discovery Training Academy, Craig serves on the Academy’s faculty and teaches Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence at the University of Texas School of Law. For nine years, Craig continues to pen the award-winning Ball in Your Court column on electronic discovery.  Register for the webinar here: Negotiating a Forensic Examination Protocol.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – 1-2 PM ET – What Can Happen when ESI is Lost and How to Minimize or Avoid Sanctions should ESI be Lost

Join Ronald J. Hedges, J.D., Senior Counsel with Dentons US LLP, and Mary Mack, ACEDS Executive Director, as they cover the following topics:

  • The 2015 amendments: An overview
  • Cooperation and proportionality
  • The duty to preserve and the litigation hold
  • Spoliation of physical evidence and spoliation of ESI under amended Rule 37(e)

Ronald J. Hedges, J.D. served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2017. He is the chair of the Advisory Board of Digital Discovery & e-Evidence, a Bloomberg BNA publication, and is the principal author of the just-released third edition of Managing Discovery of Electronic Information: A Pocket Guide for Judges (Federal Judicial Center: 2017).

Mary Mack is a long-time industry expert with over 25 years of experience and leadership to her credit. Under her leadership, ACEDS furthers its commitment of building an international community of eDiscovery practitioners for the exchange of training, certification, professional development and networking. Mack is known for her strength in relationship and community building, as well as for the depth of her eDiscovery knowledge. Before joining ACEDS, Mary was the Enterprise Technology Counsel for ZyLAB, a global eDiscovery and Intelligent Information Governance software company focused on helping organizations insource eDiscovery to reduce legal spend and prevent privacy breaches and IP leakage. Prior to eDiscovery, Mary designed, coded, tested and maintained mission critical enterprise systems for banks, insurers and pharmaceutical companies. Certified in eDiscovery, security, access and identity management, forensics and computer telephony, Mary is admitted to the Illinois bar and a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law health. Mary is the author of   A Process of Illumination: The Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery and the co-editor of Thomson Reuters West’s eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel.

Thursday, August 30th, 2018 – 1-2 PM ET– Ask the Expert – Mike Quartararo on the eDiscovery Project Management Landscape – Tools Overview

The author of the first and only book on eDiscovery Project Management, Project Management in Electronic Discovery: An Introduction to Core Principles of Legal Project Management and Leadership In eDiscovery, which merges project management principles and best practices in electronic discovery, Mike Quartararo,  will be in the ACEDS webinar studio for an Ask the Expert.  Mike is the founder and managing director of eDPM Advisory Services, a consulting firm meeting the emerging eDiscovery, project management and legal technology needs of law firms, corporate legal departments and service provider organizations. Mike has been solving client problems using technology for 20 years. He has built his career upon strategic and innovative thinking, leadership and operational skills he honed while working at the best legal organizations in the world. A former law firm director, project manager, database specialist and paralegal, Mike has decades of experience delivering eDiscovery, project management and legal technology services to law firms and Fortune 500 corporations across the globe. He has worked in legal technology and litigation support at large law firms, including ten years at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, and more recently, as the firm-wide director of litigation support at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. As an adjunct professor at Arizona-based Bryan University, Mike co-designed and taught a graduate program on eDiscovery project management. He is graduate of the State University of New York and he studied law for one year at the University of London. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS). He sits on the national board of the Association of eDiscovery Specialists and is the ACEDS liaison member to the Advisory Committee of Duke-EDRM. Mike frequently writes and speaks on issues related to project management, eDiscovery and litigation support.

As usual, Kaylee Walstad and Mary Mack will serve up some poll questions to see what is on the participants’ minds.  Mike will survey the eDiscovery Project Management tool landscape prior to our session. If you want your favorite tool represented, please reach out to Mike or Kaylee. Learn more and register for the webinar here: Ask the Expert: Mike Quartararo on the eDiscovery Project Management Landscape – Tools Overview.

All sessions qualify for CEDS credits and are reciprocal with AIIM’s continuing education credits to maintain the CIP certification. Many of the sessions above will qualify for ISC2 CPE credits, with the non-security sessions eligible as professional development. Please share these sessions with people who may be interested.

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Gayle O’Connor is a legal technology marketing consultant with 30+ years’ experience. She is the sole proprietor of GMO Marketing which provides marketing assistance to attorneys and legal vendors. She is an expert on social media, content marketing, speaking, and blogging. In 2018, Gayle was named as an honoree in the 5,000 strong membership of Women in eDiscovery.

Gayle has held a variety of positions including Marketing Director at Degen, Blanchard and Nash, a large law firm located in New Orleans, and has served as a marketing strategist for numerous legal software providers. Gayle was also the former trial technician for the federal public defenders Hells Angels case in Seattle, WA.

Throughout her career, Gayle has been a speaker at numerous conferences ranging from the New Zealand Law Society, the ABA, Access to Justice Foundation as well as local organizations such as bar associations and NBI CLE offerings.

She can be reached at [email protected] or @gaylemoconnor.

She is also an avid Harley rider.

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