A How-To Workshop That Infuses the Latest Technology Techniques into Litigation
From Smartphones to iPads® to touch screen monitors, Elmos and Power Point presentations, more and more courtrooms and attorneys are incorporating technology into their daily proceedings. However, both in and out of the courtroom, many times there is an imbalance of one side being more technologically advanced than the other. In order to maintain a level playing field at minimum, you need to equip yourself with the necessary technological tools available. This full-day legal technology workshop will give you practical insight and training from experienced professionals that will make the transition to technology painless. No matter what technology skill-level you possess, you're sure to gain practical techniques that you can start using right away. Don't avoid technology - use it to your advantage to win your next case. Register today!
- Learn how to incorporate technology into your daily office tasks, settlement proceedings and pre-trial/trial strategies to better your case.
- Find out the most useful apps, shortcuts and presentation strategies.
- Learn how to use Elmos, videoconferencing equipment, visualizers and evidence cameras to your advantage during trial.
- Get a better handle on how to use Publisher and Power Point to create powerful story boards, charts and graphs, embedded photographs and more.
- Build virtual file cabinets, manage email and use cloud computing applications.
- Get the latest insight on predictive coding, video depositions and metadata challenges.
- Explore how online dispute resolution works, how it differs from ADR and its benefits.
- Become skilled at presenting electronic exhibits, video testimony, data and other ESI.
- Avoid ethical traps in the use of e-mail and discovery, and learn how to avoid metadata legal pitfalls.
- A JUDGE'S PERSPECTIVE ON HOW TO USE TECHNOLOGY TO WIN
9:00 - 10:15, Hon. Brian G. Poindexter and Hon. Bruce A. MacTavish
- Brief/Update on the Current Use of Technology in Litigation
- Overview of the "Electronic Courtroom"
- Tips on Using Technology to Your Advantage During Litigation
- Rules and Policies
- Working with the Court Clerk, Judge and Opposing Party to Coordinate Courtroom Equipment
- Top Technology Mistakes Made by Attorneys
- BECOMING AN "ELECTRONIC" TRIAL LAWYER
10:30 - 11:15, Andrew R. Bloch
- Organizing Contacts, Customization, Email Management and Data Storage
- Creating the Paperless Law Office: Setting up Electronic Filing Systems and Case Management Software
- Securing Your Data
- Sharing Digital Information
- Cloud Computing Applications
- MS® Word and Adobe Acrobat: Document Creation, Sharing and Conversion
- Metadata Challenges: Drafting, Saving and Sending Documents
- TECHNOLOGY, E-DISCOVERY AND ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE
11:15 - 12:30, Elizabeth Lally
- Top E-Discovery Software and User Tips
- Obtaining Electronic Data and Making it Usable in the Courtroom
- Social Media
- Online Evidence
- Digital Photographs
- Cell Phone Data
- Phone Records
- Text/Voice Messages
- Keeping E-Discovery In-House and Costs Down
- Using Predictive Coding
- Case Law Software
- Conducting Video Depositions
- Working with Dynamic Databases and Cloud Computing
- The Exchange of Digital Evidence
- Questions to Ask to Obtain all of the Electronic Data Needed
- PRESENTING YOUR CASE: A VISUAL DEMONSTRATION
1:30 - 2:30, F. Anthony Paganelli
- Using Laptops, Tablets (iPads) to Present
- Using PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Sanction and Trial Director
- The Best Apps, Shortcuts and Presentation Strategies
- Wireless Presentations
- Creating Powerful Story Boards, Charts, Graphs and Diagrams
- Embedding Photographs
- Computer Recreations of Accidents
- Using Visualizers, Evidence and Document Cameras, Elmos, Touch Screen Monitors
- Live Video Presentations of Witnesses
- What to do if Technology Fails
- APPLYING TECHNOLOGY TO SETTLEMENT, PRETRIAL AND TRIAL
2:45 - 3:30, Michael Roth
- How to Use Online Dispute Resolution Effectively: Process, Procedures and Rules
- Organizing Exhibits and Witnesses Electronically
- Hiring Trial Support/Courtroom Technology Vendors: Do's and Don'ts
- Disclosure of Technology/Equipment
- Electronic Exhibits
- Presenting ESI and Data
- LEGAL ETHICS: TECHNOLOGY IN LAW PRACTICE
3:30 - 4:30, Steven M. Badger
- Changing Technology - New Ethical Dilemmas
- The Duty of Competence and Diligence
- Ethical Traps in the Use of E-mail
- Use and Misuse of Metadata
- The Use of Disclaimers
- "Scrubbing" Programs
- Confidentiality in Electronic Communications
- Assertions of Privilege and Inadvertent Disclosures
*The legal technology vendor options discussed in this topic are intended as a general overview and do not constitute NBI's endorsement or recommendation of any one specific LT provider. This seminar is not sponsored by any tech provider.
This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is designed for attorneys. Paralegals and law office managers will also benefit from attending.