2017 UF Law eDiscovery Conference


2017 Agenda and Schedule for the UF E-Discovery Conference

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM Welcome and Introductions

9:10 AM – 9:50 AM Cloud, Social Media, Mobile Devices Preservation

E-Discovery must follow the data revolution. Now — more than ever –important email and documentary evidence is located in cloud locations such as Dropbox, Office 365, Gmail and Slack. Social media platforms and applications also contain important evidence that must be preserved when litigation is reasonably anticipated. And this data is most often stored on mobile devices. In short, data is no longer confined to the world of “on premise” storage. This panel will discuss and unpack the nuisances and tricks regarding the preservation of digital age data.

Moderator: Craig Ball


10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Collections on a Budget

Targeted collection is the new mantra. But how do you do it? This panel will explore how to develop a collection strategy that meets the needs of the case as the case develops. Just as every shred of data cannot be preserved, every shred of preserved data cannot be collected and analyzed. Data should only be collected to meet the needs of the case: early assessment, motion practice, meet and confer obligations, deposition preparation, and final full production. This panel will tackle the obstacles and help you plan and execute defensible collections.

Moderator: George Socha


11:00 AM – 11:45 AM The Early E-Discovery Meet and Confer

Perhaps the most important e-discovery event in any case is the early negotiations with the opposition. This panel will lay out exactly how to structure this “strategic engagement” with the opposition, and demonstrate the mistakes (and recoveries) often made at these early meetings. The panel will explore the early meet and confer checklist so you can avoid e-Discovery crashes.

Moderator: David Horrigan


12:00 AM – 12:45 AM Luncheon

Buffet luncheon with the conference faculty in the law school courtyard

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Defending Your Keyword Search

Keyword search continues to be the bread and butter of e-discovery document search and retrieval. This panel will explore how to make sure your keyword search locates the responsive documents and how you can defend the keyword search when ultimately that document appears that eluded your search. This panel will provide your roadmap to keyword success and defense.

Moderator: Gary Jones


2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Artificial Intelligence and Document Review: Using “Watson” to Assist in Your Next Complex Electronic Document Review Project

This panel will explore the use of technology-assisted review in today’s litigation environment. Learn  the benefits of TAR and which cases are suitable for TAR treatment. TAR is a process that you don’t want to undertake without guidance. Our distinguished experts will help you explore the necessary steps to deploy TAR in your cases.

Moderator: Ralph Losey


3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Document Review: How to Achieve Efficiency and Reliability Using Contemporary Review Tools

All the hubbub about search seems to forgotten that documents need to be reviewed before production and that this human review is the most expensive part of e-discovery. Planning and executing your review is critical. This panel will reveal the secrets of organizing a defensible and cost-effective review using motivational techniques, quality controls, and modern team communications. See what the latest review platforms have to offer!

Moderator: Suzanne Clark


4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Judicial Panel: What Judges Expect

Our traditional judicial panel explore what federal and state judges now expect from clients and attorneys. The key to the future is the informed advocate. See what the judiciary now demands to avoid fatal steps that can damage your clients case and your professional reputation.

Moderator: Mary Mack


5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Reception under the tent in the law school courtyard