April 25, 2008
Electronic documents in litigation
The use of advanced technology has become a hot commodity in courtrooms. Some believe technology gives attorneys the edge they need to win the case. The attorney who uses technology is viewed as professional and credible. How can you gain this expertise to give you the winning edge? How do you use technology so your opponent can’t use it against your case? What are some low cost ways of incorporating technology into the mix? What great technology software is available if money is not an issue?
Brett Burney, a technical consultant from Cleveland who spoke at the ABA TECHSHOW, will conduct “Innovation in Litigation – Using Technology Effectively” on Tuesday, May 13 from 1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. for 3.0 hours of CLE credit. Trial attorneys, defense counsel who practice in civil litigation and do not have litigation support personnel, litigation support professionals, and criminal prosecutors who want to use advanced technology in their trials will all benefit from attending this seminar.
Burney’s presentation on “Electronic Documents in Litigation” will include why you would want to use electronic documents instead of printouts, how to ask for electronic documents, how to collect electronically stored information, processing the information for review, scanning, and better ways to review documents.
He will discuss videotaping depositions, the use of realtime feeds, and software for managing your deposition transcripts. The presentation covers using technology to better manage your information such as case analysis, timelines, and sharing information with your client.
While using technology can assist the attorney, Burney will teach also about the admissibility of electronic evidence so you can avoid surprises by considering all the angles in using electronic evidence to make sure your technology works for you, rather than your opponent.
Finally, Burney explores when to use technology in trial; trial presentation software; necessary equipment; the best practice for file conversion, screen captures, and presentation techniques as well as when to ask for help.
Click here to register online, or phone 614/221.4112 for event #3777. The cost is $85 prepaid/$100 day of for members, $125 prepaid/$140 day of for non-members and $55 prepaid/$70 day of for paralegals.