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Electronic Discovery Law and Process Workshop

This course begins with pre-litigation counseling of clients on electronically stored information ("ESI") retention/destruction policies and then will drill down on the preservation, collection, culling, review, production and claw-back of ESI during discovery. Federal and state "eDiscovery" legal standards will be covered, including key principles from applicable procedural, ethical and evidentiary rules and case law. The context throughout will be the practical application of pertinent legal rules to modern day IT systems and platforms, including social-networking sites, "The Cloud" and mobile devices. Practical, hands-on "labs" and exercises will include not only a variety of writing and oral advocacy tasks but also demonstrations of some top-of-the-line software tools.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:
Letter grade with pass/fail option. Writing assignments and oral presentations.