This Year’s Masters Conference Places a Strong Focus on eDiscovery
Are you planning to attend this year’s Masters Conference for Legal Professionals? The conference is the premier event for legal professionals because it introduces attendees to present-day practices and the most cutting-edge legal strategies. This year, the conference shouldn’t be missed because it’s placing a strong focus on eDiscovery.
eDiscovery (also known as electronic discovery and electronically stored information or ESI) is the exchange of information in the electronic format.
Civil litigators, especially, benefit from the conference’s strong focus on eDiscovery. Litigators can’t electronically share willy-nilly. In fact, the rules that govern eDiscovery vary from location to location, making it difficult to know exactly what an acceptable practice is, and what isn’t acceptable. The conference will focus on the basics of eDiscovery, as well as it will expand on the process and introduce how social media and eDiscovery are working together to expand litigation globally, and thus introduce international discovery issues.
Although the main focus of this year’s Masters Conference is eDiscovery, the conference will also cover:
· Data protection
· Records management
· The complexities of social media
· Mobile devices
· FRCP changes
· Big data
· And more…
Perhaps one of the most notable additions to this year’s Masters Conference is eDiscovery expert, William P. Butterfield, a partner at Hausfeld LLP who has joined the conference’s advisory cabinet. It’s this cabinet that determines which information is most valuable for legal professionals, as well as the cabinet confers on methods of education. The cabinet is comprised of “e-discovery, library, records management and research thought leaders.” Overall, this year’s cabinet is quite comprehensive and has already proven their abilities at March’s Masters Conference in San Francisco. One attendee said, “This year’s conference was the best so far. I found the information to be incredibly beneficial and thought-provoking.”
Butterfield’s expertise, especially, is a notable addition to the conference’s cabinet. Butterfield is a partner at a global claimants’ law firm, so his expertise is unmatched in the area of eDiscovery. In fact, Hausfeld LLP offers an online brochure that thoroughly depicts how the firm is a leader in antitrust/competition, as well as the firm’s ability to successfully navigate eDiscovery on a global scale.
“I am honored to join this diverse group of thought leaders in the field of information management,” said Butterfield, when asked how he felt about joining the Masters Conference advisory cabinet.
Of course, e-Discovery is an important part of the conference, but that’s not all this year’s conference covers. This year’s conference will cover social media, among other things. Social media is necessary for any legal professional looking to standout online. Gone are the days when a simple Yellow Pages ad could result in a lot of business. These days, it’s all about staying prevalent online, but archaic practices, such as keyword stuffing, no longer result in heavy traffic. The conference will help professionals navigate the changing online atmosphere, ensuring that your business stays popular in social media. If you’re curious how social media interacts and impacts eDiscovery, the conference will cover that as well.
Overall, this year’s Masters Conference for Legal Professionals is more important than ever because it tackles new legal issues in our changing digital landscape. Because the law varies, in regards to eDiscovery, it’s essential to get these lessons now before you’ve suffered the consequences of a violation, or worse been denied the submission of evidence.
Conferences are taking place across the country throughout 2014. So, if you missed March’s San Francisco event, fret not because you can still attend the Masters Conference in Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.