For the legal profession, electronic discovery, social media and the cloud have brought new challenges involving issues such as attorney competence, client communications, storage, search, and production of vast amounts of electronically stored information (ESI).
On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, from 6 – 8 pm, the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal in association with the Rutgers Institute for Professional Education will present “Ethical Issues in E-Discovery, Social Media and the Cloud” at Rutgers School of Law–Newark. Speakers Hon. Ronald J. Hedges (Ret.) and Maura R. Grossman, Esq. will explore some of the complex ethical questions that can arise when attorneys seek to communicate, advertise or investigate facts using these new technologies, and when ESI is collected, searched and used as evidence in litigation.
Pre-registration is required at www.rutgerscle.com. The program will provide 2.0 ethics hours CLE credit (NJ, NY and PA). The registration fee is $75 for those seeking CLE credits and free for attendees not seeking CLE credits.
Former magistrate judge in the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007, Judge Hedges is of counsel to Corodemus & Corodemus and principal of Ronald J. Hedges, LLC. He has extensive experience in e-discovery, managing complex litigation, and has served as a special master, arbitrator and mediator.
Grossman, counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, focuses her practice primarily on legal, technical, and strategic issues involving electronic discovery and information management, both domestically and abroad, as well as on matters of legal ethics.