The University of Florida E-Discovery Conference moves into its 6th electrifying year. Our focus this year is effectively managing the everyday case. E-discovery and data analytics loom large in all cases as the data explosion expands from office documents to smartphones and cloud storage for everyone.
The average smartphone — your portable computer — contains hundreds of gigabytes of rich and novel data and information there for the taking. E-Discovery in this decade is no longer your grandfather’s e-discovery. However, these exciting new e-discovery tools, new offerings and new challenges and opportunities are accompanied by increasing demands for e-discovery competence by judicial officials.
We are especially excited this year to have retired US Magistrate Judges John Facciola and James Francis joining our Conference Faculty. Returning this year will be a number of our regular superstars, including Craig Ball, George Socha, Kelly Twigger, David Horrigan, Martin Audet, Mary Mack, Rose Jones, Mike Quartararo, and a host of other national experts to show us how to get our hands into the really important ESI in the cloud, on mobile devices, and on social media. And of course, our judicial panel of distinguished federal and state judges–U.S. Magistrates Judges William Matthewman, Mac McCoy, Amanda Arnold Sansone and Gary Jones, and retired Florida Circuit Court Judge Ralph Artigliere –will explore the good, the bad and the ugly in their courtrooms.
If you have a question, we have the answers! This year’s conference is the main event in what has become E-Discovery Week at the UF Law campus. The 2018 UF Law E-Discovery Conference addresses your everyday practice problems. We invite you to join us live in Gainesville, Florida on March 29th or by live stream direct to your home or office.
The conference has been approved for 7.5 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) general credits, 2.0 ethics credits and 3.0 technology credits by the Florida Bar for attorneys attending the conference. The Florida Bar has also approved 7.5 civil trial certification credits. Anyone seeking credit in other states should submit approval paperwork to their local bar association CLE boards or retain the certificate of attendance, which we will be providing to attorneys who register for the conference. Please direct any questions relating to CLE credits to William Hamilton.
Our 7th Annual E-Discovery Conference is underwritten by the International Center for Automated Research (ICAIR) at the University of Florida Levin College of Law as part of its public mission. As part of that mission, the conference is offered at a low price.
Registration for the 2018 UF Law E-Discovery Conference is complimentary for law students, professors, judges and judicial staff, and employees of federal and state government agencies. For all others, the day-long conference is available for nominal fees—$199 to attend in person or $99.00 for livestream. Members of the 8th Judicial Circuit Bar Association, ACEDS and other Friends of the conference are eligible to receive a discounted rate. Please contact us for additional information.Register
E-Discovery Week at UF Law consists of interconnected e-discovery events focusing on the education and professional growth of law students, lawyers and other legal professionals. Centered around the UF E-Discovery Conference, 2018 brings the return of CareerFest and a new workshop led by members of the Law School E-Discovery Core Curriculum Consortium.
Wednesday, March 28th | 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM E-Discovery CareerFest will precede the 6th Annual E-Discovery Conference for the second straight year. CareerFest responds to the growing interest of University of Florida law students and other legal professionals in exploring career paths that involve electronic discovery and data analytic skills. Learn More and Register >>
Friday, March 30th | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM The Law School E-Discovery Core Curriculum Consortium is composed of law professors teaching electronic discovery courses at their respective law schools. The Consortium will host its first in person workshop focusing on curriculum development on Friday, March 30th. Learn More and Register >>
We encourage E-Discovery professionals, law students and others to continue their professional development by browsing presentation materials and recordings from past E-Discovery Conferences.