2019 UF Law E-Discovery Conference


2019 Agenda and Schedule for the UF Law E-Discovery Conference

 7:30 AM — 8:00 AM Check-In and Breakfast in the Law School Courtyard
8:00 AM – 8:05 AM

2019 Welcome Remarks

The 7th Annual UF Law E-Discovery Conference will begin with an opening address by Dean Laura Rosenbury, William Hamilton and George Socha. We will also have the honor of hearing from Adam Duso, Vice-President Elect of the Student Bar Association at the Levin College of Law, and recent winner of the eDiscovery Book Award.

8:05AM – 8:50 AM

A Conversation with Microsoft: Office 365 E-Discovery and More


9:00AM – 9:50 AM

Making Sure You Get the Data You Deserve

The data you need to win the case is often held by the opposition. Getting this information requires a good request for production and requiring a quality response. Join our distinguished panel as they discuss drafting RFPs, measuring production performance, and doing quality control gap testing of the opposition’s production.

Moderator: Honorable William Matthewman, U.S. Magistrate Judge – Southern District of Florida


10:00 AM – 10:50 AM

Data on Mobile Devices: The Key to the Case

Join our expert panel on how to obtain mobile data, include it in your request for production, and integrate it into your case story – and what tools you might use.

Moderator: Honorable Patricia Barksdale, U.S. Magistrate Judge


11:00 AM – 11:50 AM

Making Keyword Search Work

Keyword search remains a principal search tool in many litigation projects. How do you know you are using a legally defensible keyword search and how do you know if the opposition is doing their job? Join our panel to learn how to make sure the keywords are working for you.

Moderator: Honorable Daniel C. Irick, U.S. Magistrate Judge – Middle District of Florida Orlando Division


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Networking Lunch in the Courtyard
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM

E-Discovery Nuts and Bolts

Join members of our faculty as they present the latest hot topics. The session will include a version of a Pecha Kucha format with 10 slides shared within 10 minutes.

Topic 1: Chronicling the Emergence of E-Discovery Careers (in under ten minutes!)

This lightning speed look at the market trends, salary shifts, demand re-calibrations, health and wealth of the e-Discovery job market from 2000 to present will help you understand where the industry has been, where it is now, and where we are all headed professionally. TRU Staffing Partners CEO Jared Coseglia, who has almost two decades of experience representing talent and opportunities in e-Discovery, will unearth the secrets behind why and how the job market moves and behaves as well as how it will affect your career and/or your organization. Expect fireworks of statistics in this blitzkrieg bio TED-talk style ten-minutes (or less!) on the history of the ESI job market!

Topic 2: Why Waiting Until the Case is Filed May Now be Too Late for Discovery!

In today’s era of #MeToo, growing data privacy concerns with GDPR and the pending California Privacy Act, waiting until a case is filed may no longer be soon enough to start thinking about discovery!  With over 30 years of experience providing legal technology related services to numerous clients, Doug Austin, from CloudNine and the eDiscovery Daily blog, will illustrate the drivers and challenges facing organizations today to understand their data better to avoid litigation in the first place and make some bold predictions regarding where discovery is heading in the future.  Ten minutes will change how you think about discovery forever!

Topic 3: The Keys to E-Discovery Search Metrics are Precision and Recall. What Are They and How Do They Work Together?

This presentation by William Hamilton takes us back to law school with a visual and physical demonstration of what precision and recall really look like. Do you really know what the opposition is referring to when they use these “buzz” words? How can you use precision and recall to make sure you are getting the production you deserve? The real question is whether you can you pass the quick quiz at the end of the presentation.

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM

Negotiating our E-Discovery Protocol

E-discovery needs to be started correctly, before things spin out of control. Join our panel for an insightful discussion of how to put together an effective ESI protocol at the beginning of your case.

Moderator: Honorable Gary Jones, U.S. Magistrate Judge – Northern District of Florida


3:00 PM – 3:50 PM

Conducting a Thorough Review – With Both Sides in Mind

Join our panel discussion on assuring efficient and accurate document reviews on both sides of the v.  The panel’s discussion will involve threading, suppression, quality control, and the needed expertise for your and the opposition’s review.

Moderator: Honorable Ralph Artigliere, Circuit Judge – Florida’s Tenth Judicial Circuit (Retired)


4:00 PM – 4:50 PM

What Must You Do When the Opposition Wants to Use TAR?

When is TAR best used? How do you check to make sure the opposition is doing it right?  Join our panel to discuss the ins and outs of TAR and machine learning and how to measure TAR effectiveness. How do you negotiate transparency?

Moderator: Honorable Mac McCoy, U.S. Magistrate Judge


5:00 PM – 5:05 PM

3rd Annual UF Law E-Discovery Distinguished Alumni Award

5:05 PM – 6:00 PM

What the Judges Are Seeing — and What the Judges Want to See!

Join our distinguished panel for a robust discussion of sanctions, legally defensible search, cooperation, and level of technological acumen they demand.

Moderator: David Horrigan, Discovery Counsel and Legal Education Director – Relativity


6:00 PM – 6:45 PM Networking Reception Hosted by ACEDS

Immediately following the conference, join us outside in the courtyard for appetizers and beverages hosted by the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS).