The Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program and Wilson Elser are offering a CLE program entitled Ethics of E-Discovery on November 30, 2011 from 12:00-1:30 pm ct. The program will explore ethical issues in e-discovery, a critical issue for all IP litigants. Registration is limited to the first 3,000 participants. So, register quickly.
The program is offering 1.5 ethics credits in a number of states, including Illinois, and looks to be excellent. Panelists include:
- Cinthia Motley of Wilson Elser (moderator);
- Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore (S.D. Indiana);
- Debra Bernard of Perkins Coie;
- Timothy Chorvat of Jenner & Block; and
- Rachel Lei of GATX Corporation.
Here is what the program promises to cover:
- What are your ethical duties regarding preservation of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and what triggers those duties? Does it matter if you are “only” outside counsel?
- What ethical considerations are at play when you are searching for and producing ESI? What if you know proposed search terms will yield no results? Must you speak up?
- To what extent does metadata pose ethical issues?
- What if you inadvertently produce privileged information? Do you need a clawback or will the rules protect you?
- What about contract attorneys? What is the scope your ethical obligation to supervise?