2018 UF Law E-Discovery Conference


2018 Agenda and Schedule for the UF E-Discovery Conference

 7:00 AM — 8:00 AM Check-In and Breakfast in the Law School Courtyard
8:00 AM – 8:05 AM

2018 UF Law E-Discovery Conference Opening

8:05AM – 8:50 AM

E-Discovery Security And Data Protection

Security of e-discovery documents includes keeping the data confidential as well as ensuring authenticity. Our panel will discuss vulnerability points and how teams are protecting e-discovery files from being altered using data security and chain of custody protocols. Don’t let your e- discovery files get hacked by internal or external actors.

Moderator: Kenya Dixon


9:00AM – 9:50 AM

Getting Critical Information From The Tough Locations – Cloud, IOT, Social Media, And Smartphones!

Identification, preservation, and collection are more difficult than ever. Some courts are attuned to proportionality, but the data explosion of mobile devices, IoT, cloud, and social media impacts your commercial, personal injury, family law and other cases. Our panel will offer methods and practices and battle out whether the risk and quality concerns are worth the risk. Will Facebook Take-Outs be sufficient or is a vendor required? Is Apple iTunes a sufficient preservation and collection vehicle for data on IOS mobile devices? Moreover, how can we write a request to produce to the opposition that gets to the critical evidence? Our panel will show and tell the secrets.

Moderator: The Honorable Amanda Arnold Sansone


10:00 AM – 10:50 AM

Checking Your Case Story Against Your Case Data: Is Your Client’s Story Accurate And Defensible?

Whether your client is the plaintiff or defendant, whether the case is a commercial dispute or a mass tort, you and your client want early case assessment. What is the risk of winning/losing? Should I take this case? What is it worth to the client? What does the client’s data tell me? How can I understand the important information quickly? Surprises are not welcome. Join our panel to explore the tools and talents needed to get a grip on your case.

Moderator: The Honorable Mac McCoy


11:00 AM – 11:50 AM

Don’t Get Tarred and Feathered: Dealing with TAR, Keywords and AI.

The use of TAR and Analytics has flourished in the past five years since Da Silva Moore. Will the various technology techniques really replace keyword searching? This panel will explore when you use keywords, what kind of analytics are available and when other search techniques are important: concept searching, timeline graphing, TAR workflows and data auto-categorization. How can we use both to our advantage?

Moderator: The Honorable William Matthewman

Team TAR:

Team Keyword:

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch and networking in the law school courtyard
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM

Tales From The E-Discovery Trenches

1:00 – 1:25

When My Litigation Support Professional Saved the Day

1:25 – 1:50

Predictive Review Technologies in Action

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM

Human Eyes-On Data Review: We Can’t Escape It

The best search leaves thousand, tens of thousands, and even hundreds of thousand documents to review. It is the most expensive part of electronic discovery. How can you do it without breaking the bank? What is single instance review, thread suppression workflow, and keyword hit only reviews? How do we not produce privileged documents? Our panel will provide the keys.

Moderator: The Honorable Patricia Barksdale


3:00 PM – 3:50 PM

Sanctions, Sanctions, Sanctions: Getting And Escaping!

The new federal rule regarding sanctions for the loss of ESI presents hurdles and challenges. Does the rule allow too much loose play? Is the rule an open checkbook for poor e-discovery practices? How do I make sure the hammer never falls? Our panel will explore what it takes to make a good sanctions motion in federal and state courts and how to defend it.

Moderator: The Honorable Gary Jones


4:00 PM – 5:15 PM

2018 Conference Judicial Panel

How to make a compelling presentation to judges in ESI disputes involving search, reasonably usable format, and inadvertent privilege production? Our judges share their perspectives from the bench.

Moderator: David Horrigan


5:15 PM – 5:30 PM Closing Remarks
 5:30 PM — 6:30 PM Networking Reception

Attendees, students, faculty are invited to attend our networking

 7:30 PM — 9:30 PM Annual Faculty Dinner

UF Law E-Discovery Distinguished Alumnus Award