Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2014-01-28

The challenges of e-discovery in litigation will be the topic of a symposium hosted by Samford University's Cumberland School of Law Friday, Jan. 31.

The program, sponsored by Cumberland's American Journal of Trial Advocacy, is free and open to the public. The schedule will begin with opening remarks at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at 1 p.m.

Specialists from around the country will present the latest developments in several e-discovery issues that are relevant to the daily practice of law.

Topics and speakers are:

Meet and Confer-The Rule 26(f) Conference, Carrie Fowler and Susan Hammond, Regions Financial Corporation, Birmingham; and Julie Bracker, Bothwell Bracker PC, Roswell, Ga.

Federal Rules of Evidence and Clawback Orders, David J. Waxse, magistrate judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.

Technology-Assisted Review/Ethics, Jason R. Baron, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Washington, D.C.

Future Impact by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Philip J. Favro, senior discovery counsel, Recommind, Inc., Alpine, Utah; and Henry Kelston, senior counsel, Milberg LLP, New York, N.Y.

Cumberland dean John L. Carroll, a former U.S. magistrate judge, will lead a concluding question and answer session with all the speakers.

The symposium offers 3.0 hours of Continuing Legal Education credit and 1.0 ethics hour. Pre-registration is not required but reservations are requested. For more information or to RSVP, email or call (205) 726-2959.

The nationally circulated AJTA is a law review dedicated to trail advocacy as a specialty within the law. Cumberland third-year law student Courtney Bailey is editor in chief.  Eleanor Jolley, also a third-year law student, is symposium editor and organizer of the upcoming e-discovery program.



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