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?