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Young Lawyers Conference

A Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Professional Development Series

These programs aim to assist you in planning your career from making long term plans to how to adapt and behave in a professional setting. Receive advice from successful young lawyers and seasoned practitoners that will set the building blocks to a fulfilling career. If you are interested in contributing content, contact Chris Fortier at crfortier@gmail.com.

 

eDiscovery I  

 

With the emerging technology comes new challenges for lawyers as our clients communicate through new means including email, social media, and cloud storage systems. Similarly, new hardware such as smartphones and tablets allow more data to transfer on a regular basis. What complications do these technologies create for lawyers and how are they able to ethically work with these platforms to properly represent their clients? Join this distinguished panel as they discuss the issue.

 

 

Faculty:
Honorable Michael Urbanski, District Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, Roanoke

 

Honorable Pamela Sargent, Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, Big Stone Gap

 

Honorable C. Randall Lowe, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge, Washington County Circuit Court, Abingdon

 

John Simek, Sensei Enterprises, Fairfax

 

Moderated by Thomas Bagby, Esq., Woods Rogers PLC, Roanoke

 

Topics:

 

4:00 - How Technology Has Changed Law/Data Transport/Video Surveillance

 

9:25 - Capturing and Preserving Data/Forensic Data

 

12:49 - Recovering Text Messages on Phones

 

15:00 - Email Data Recovery

 

16:35 - Product Suggestions

 

22:05 - Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Evidence with eDiscovery

 

25:10 - eDiscovery in Small Cases/Federal Case Examples

 

29:55 - Lawyer's Duties with eDiscovery

 

32:38 - Ethical Obligations (Duty to Preserve)

 

42:03 - Admissibility

 

43:50 - Self-Authentication of Electronic Evidence? (Be Careful)

 

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