February chapter meeting in NY.
Title: “If Not Now, When? Achieving Equality for Women Attorneys in the Courtroom and in ADR.:
Date: Thursday, Feb. 22nd
Location: Paul Hastings (200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166)
Please join Women in eDiscovery’s NYC Chapter as we host our CLE-eligible February topic, “If Not Now, When? Achieving Equality For Women Attorneys In The Courtroom And In Alternative Dispute Resolution.” During the meeting, we will also focus our charity initiatives on collecting donations for Bottomless Closet.
With the full support and commitment of the Commercial & Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association’s leadership, these female alumnae chairs met and formed an ad hoc task force devoted to the issue of the apparent dearth of women litigators in the courtroom and women who serve as arbitrators and mediators in complex commercial and international arbitrations and mediations. Based on the survey results, the task force found continued disparity and gender imbalance in the courtroom and ADR cases. (http://www.nysba.org/WomensTaskForceReport/)
Susan Hernandez, Esq. is a mediator and arbitrator for NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation). Susan was voted the #1 Mediator in New York State in the 2017 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey and has been ranked a Top Ten Mediator for the last 3 years (2015 - 2017). She was also named a Top 10 Arbitrator in the 2016 survey. In this CLE program, Susan will share her personal experiences as a woman and a minority in the courtroom and ADR. She will lead an engaging interactive discussion on how we can move the needle with the support of law firms, in-house counsel, outside-counsel and legal service provides to establish procedures and policies to increase the appointment of women and minorities as hearing officers in complex commercial ADR cases.
Experienced attorneys will receive 1.0 CLE credit in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias. Newly admitted attorneys will receive 1.0 CLE credit in Ethics and Professionalism.
Lunch will be sponsored by NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation).
Space will be sponsored by Paul Hastings.
We will be collecting Interview and Work-Appropriate Items to donate to Bottomless Closet (www.bottomlessclosetnyc.org) on behalf of WiE NYC Chapter. Donations can include: handbags; shoes; clothing; new hosiery, new undergarments; winter and trench coats.
February’s panel "e-Disclosure Evolution: Past, Present and Future" will be held on Thursday 22 February 2018 from 6pm at EY, 1 More London Place, London Bridge, SE1 2AF.
EY will kindly be sponsoring this event.
In this panel we will be discussing how client’s expectations of eDiscovery service providers have changed over time and will there be the need for a service provider with the increase of automation and analytics?
Speakers to be announced!
RSVP by Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
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The next meeting of the Charlotte Chapter of WiE is on February 26, 2018. RSVPs are required to ensure we have enough space for everyone.
Our speaker will be Tandy B. Mathis, Esq., MooreVanAllen. Ms. Mathis will give a presentation regarding the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”), which presents a major change in EU privacy and data protection, and its application date is only months away. US businesses can be subject to the regulation even if they do not have a place of business in the EU. This presentation will focus on the coverage of and compliance with the GDPR, how to transfer data from the EU to the US in light of the new regime, and the EU-US Privacy Shield.
Date of Meeting: Monday, February 26, 2018
Meeting Location: Moore&VanAllen, 101 North Tryon Street, Suite 4700, Charlotte, NC 28202
Lunch will be provided by DiscoverReady®
This year’s charity is Dress for Success Charlotte. The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Dress for Success was founded in New York City in 1997 and is now in 152 cities in 28 countries. Dress for Success Charlotte was incorporated in 2000 and works in partnership with more than 60 referral agency partners.
We all know that Dress for Success provides women with clothing for interviews, but they also help women put together work-appropriate wardrobes after they land a job. Every meeting this year, we’re going to be highlighting certain items to think about donating. And we are starting small. For our first meeting, we are encouraging everyone to bring new or gently used accessories (scarves, belts, jewelry, etc.) to the meeting where we will collect them for donation. But, of course, any donation is greatly appreciated!
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The next Indianapolis chapter meeting will be February 28 from 12-1. The format will be a facilitated roundtable discussion; topic TBD.
WiE Indianapolis - Chapter Director
Join the Women in eDiscovery Community Service Committee in serving a spaghetti dinner to the residents of Simpson House. We will be preparing a hearty meal and interacting with the residents. The Committee will be purchasing the food for the meal and members are invited to help cook, serve, and clean up after the meal.
Discount code for 20% off: WieDASU
ASU-Arkfeld 7th Annual eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference
“Gaining An Edge: Law, Technology, and Analytics”
March 6-8, 2018
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Phoenix, AZ
About this event
This innovative conference focuses on the practical and cutting-edge issues affecting electronic information, information governance, and data analytics. Leading jurists, attorneys, and legal and technological professionals will explore a wide array of eDiscovery issues, examining established precedent and projected new challenges, current and emerging technologies, and everything in between. All of our attendees, whether new to the world of eDiscovery or hoping to increase their existing eDiscovery expertise, will find knowledge, new ideas, and valuable networking opportunities at the ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference!
Last year’s event attracted over 180 attorneys, corporate counsel, law-practice support personnel, service providers, and other professionals.
*Eligible for up to 14 CLE Credits & 3 Ethics Credits
More info to come
The San Diego Chapter of Women in eDiscovery is hosting its annual elections meeting on Wednesday, March 14th from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
During this meeting we will hold elections for the five open WiE board positions. You must be a member to vote, so if you have not already signed up, visit www.womeninediscovery.org and click on “Become a Member” at the bottom of the page.
Assistant Chapter Director
Serving on this board is a 13 month commitment commencing the day after elections through mid-March of the following year. The time commitment entails attending monthly WiE seminars and meeting as a board once per month to develop content and programs throughout the year.
The board also supports the chapter's committees and committee members, including the Social Committee, Charity Committee, and Mentorship Committee by providing guidance, support during the events, marketing assistance, and registration.
For a more detailed look at what each position is responsible for, please review the board position handout here.
If you would like to submit a nomination, please reply to this email and we will send you a form. If you would like to include your name as a nominee, simply reply to this email with "I nominate myself for ______" and we will include you in the nominee email that will go out shortly.
If you would like to join one of our committees as a committee member, please respond to this email stating the committee you would like to volunteer for in 2018.
If you have any questions related to any of the positions or what it means to serve on a board, please do not hesitate to reach out to our current board members with questions.
Please join the Chicago Women in eDiscovery for our March Luncheon!
WHEN: Thursday, March 15, 2018
11:45am – 1:00pm
WHERE: DLA Piper
444 West Lake Street, Suite 900
* Lunch provided by Robert Half Legal, Event Sponsor
TECHNOLOGY ASSISTED REVIEW (TAR): What Is It? What Should You Do If Someone Wants To Use It?
This session will provide an explanation of what Technology Assisted Review (TAR) is, also known as predictive coding, and how it generally works. Predictive coding has the potential to be a useful review tool for reviewing large productions. We will discuss strategies for leveraging this technology for more efficient productions, as well as look at some of the cons. We will also explore issues that can arise when counsel wants to comply with a subpoena using predictive coding software, and what to do in those situations. Our speakers will address TAR from the user’s perspective and the vendor’s perspective.
TRACY GREER, Senior Counsel – E-Discovery, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice
Tracy Greer is the Antitrust Division’s Senior Counsel for Electronic Discovery. She has been developing policies and practices addressing electronic discovery issues at the Antitrust Division for several years. She is also a member of the Department of Justice’s Electronic Discovery Working Group and the coordinator for the Antitrust Division’s Discovery and Technology Working Group. She has appeared on numerous panels and conferences. She has been a faculty member at the DOJ’s National Advocacy Center, teaching on a variety of electronic discovery issues.
Ms. Greer received her law degree from the University of Texas at Austin where she served as the Managing Editor of the Texas Law Review. She clerked for the Hon. Joseph Sneed on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University.
BILL BAILEY, Solutions Specialist, Relativity
Bill Bailey serves on the Relativity Solutions Team providing workflow consultation to clients, helping them get the most out of Relativity analytics and technology assisted review toolset. Bill previously practiced law in the area of mergers and acquisitions at Seyfarth Shaw and Vedder Price. Needing a new challenge, he turned his attention to the technology field, where he has worked in roles ranging from software developer and data architect, to product manager.
His current focus is on applying analytics and machine learning technologies to solve some of the toughest big data problems faced by law firms, governmental bodies and corporate organizations, especially in the area of e-Discovery. Bill has a JD from Northwestern University School of Law and a BA in Economics from Tufts University, and is licensed to practice law in Illinois.
Please RSVP using the link below by Tuesday, March 13, 2018:
The meeting will be held on March 28, 2018 from noon to 1:30pm. Location, speakers, and topic are TBD.
Discount code: WiE18
We invite you to attend the 2018 UF Law E-Discovery Conference on Thursday, March 29, 2018. What is unique about the event is that it is a gathering of members from many different organizations, providing attendees the chance to not only catch up with their friends, but the chance to make new connections with the many fresh faces assembled for this event.
Attendees can attend the UF Law E-Discovery Conference in person at the UF Law campus or can attend via Livestream nationwide. Registration for the conference is normally $199 for in person attendance and $99.00 for livestream attendance, but as a Friend of the 2018 UF Law E-Discovery Conference, our members can register to attend at a discounted rate. Registrants will also receive six month access to all conference sessions.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-uf-law-e-discovery-conference-registration-38443128432?discount=WiE18
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