June 10, 2009 Free Webinar on Records Retention and Litigation Preparedness!

Join us on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 for the third and final webinar in our series titled Records Retention and Litigation Preparedness:  Harnessing Business Value and Being Compliant By Knowing Where Your Business Content is.  This final webinar will round out the series with a focus on records retention practices and how and why records management could be an important part of your strategy to be prepared to deal with preserving, collecting and producing ESI in litigation. The webinar will run for an hour with a 30 minute question and answer period.  Lisa Berry-Tayman of Kahn Consulting will host the webinar and will talk through knowing where your business content is and how to harness business value.  John Collins of The Ingersoll Firm will address how in-depth your knowledge of your business content should be from a compliance and litigation standpoint.  Yours truly, Kelly Twigger, will provide an overview of how courts have viewed records management policies and practices and the traps you don't want to fall into. To register for the webinar, click here.  Please use the email icon to the right of or below this post to email the link to other colleagues who may be interested in attending, or to post it to a list serve of interested professionals. We have a limited number of spots available, so register now!

Watch the E-Discovery Toolkit Webinar Here

Over 300 inside and outside counsel and records managers joined us for the second webinar in our series titled The E-Discovery Toolkit -- The Tools Your Organization Needs to Manage Information in an Electronic World.  You can watch a recording of the May 22, 2009 webinar below by clicking on the arrow in the lower left corner to play. 

 

 

Free Webinar on The E-Discovery Toolkit -- Register Now!

Over 350 inside and outside counsel and records management professionals have signed up for our second webinar in our three part series, titled The E-Discovery Toolkit:  The Tools Your Organization Needs to Manage Information in an Electronic World, scheduled for this coming Wednesday, April 22nd at noon CST, 1pm EST.  The webinar will run for an hour with a 30 minute question and answer period.  I will host the webinar and provide a big picture overview of the policies and procedures your organization needs to have in place to be prepared to manage, preserve and produce ESI, as well as reviewing tips for creating an effective legal hold protocol, the notice to employees, and a system for tracking holds.  Lisa Berry-Tayman of Kahn Consulting will provide an overview of a records retention policy and accompanying retention schedules and discuss the do's and don'ts of putting a policy and schedule in place.  John Collins of The Ingersoll Firm will discuss the inherent challenges in this process given the ever changing landscape of technology and review the types of technologies available to assist in various stages of the EDRM model.  To register for the webinar, click here.  Please use the email icon to the right of or below this post to email the link to other colleagues who may be interested in attending, or to post it to a list serve of interested professionals. We have  limited number of spots available, so register now! 

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Free Webinar -- The E-Discovery Toolkit

Join us for the second webinar in our three part series, titled The E-Discovery Toolkit:  The Tools Your Organization Needs to Manage Information in an Electronic World, on Wednesday, April 22nd at noon CST, 1pm EST.  The webinar will run for an hour with a 30 minute question and answer period.  I will host the webinar and provide a big picture overview of the policies and procedures your organization needs to have in place to be prepared to manage, preserve and produce ESI, as well as reviewing tips for creating an effective legal hold protocol, the notice to employees, and a system for tracking holds.  Lisa Berry-Tayman of Kahn Consulting will provide an overview of a records retention policy and accompanying retention schedules and discuss the do's and don'ts of putting a policy and schedule in place.  John Collins of The Ingersoll Firm will discuss the inherent challenges in this process given the ever changing landscape of technology and review the types of technologies available to assist in various stages of the EDRM model.  To register for the webinar, click here.  Please use the email icon to the right of or below this post to email the link to other colleagues who may be interested in attending, or to post it to a list serve of interested professionals. 

Watch the Data Mapping Webinar Here


The ESI Data Map - What Inside Counsel and Records Managers need to know

A recording of the March 24, 2009 encore presentation of the popular webinar The ESI Data Map -- What Inside Counsel and Records Managers Need to Know is available for viewing above.  Just click on the arrow on the lower left corner to play. We welcome your feedback on the presentation. 

 

SharePoint has a Sibling: E-Discovery Blessing or Curse?

Back in January 2008 a Network World article indicated that Forrester Research analysts predicting Microsoft SharePoint grabbing a huge share of the Web 2.0 market-- and they were right!

According to a recent Byte and Switch article, Microsoft's SharePoint had an adoption rate of about 55 percent by the end of 2008. Most if not all companies deploy MS Sharepoint as an enterprise portal technology to replace their static Intranet and enhance work collaboration. Naturally it generates tons of content that all need to be organized, stored, and retrieved in some fashion.

Since SharePoint content management is atypical of organizing and retrieving emails and files stored in a document management system (DMS), that translates into another layer of complexity when it comes to e-discovery- at least from a technical perspective.

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Back by Popular Demand -- the Free Data Mapping Webinar

Over four hundred inside and outside counsel, records managers and IT professionals attended  the first of our three part series of webinars titled The ESI Data Map:  What Inside Counsel and Records Managers Need to Know.  Following the overwhelming response to the webinar, and a technical glitch that prevented us from posting it here on E-discovery Bytes, we have decided to offer an encore presentation this Tuesday, March 24th at noon CST.  Feedback from attendees and chats from the internet billed it the "best webinar I've participated in" and "full of substantive information -- no fluff."   Please forward the link to this post to other colleagues, friends or associates you may have that might be interested in attending using the email link below this post.

As in the initial broadcast, John Collins, the Vice President of Consulting for The Ingersoll Firm, will lead the webinar with commentary from yours truly, Kelly Twigger of Quarles' Records Retention and E-Discovery Team, and  Lisa Berry-Tayman of Kahn Consulting.  I will discuss the benefits of utilizing a data map in an over all strategy to prepare for preserving, collecting, reviewing and producing electronic information as a way to identify where ESI lives in an organization's infrastructure and how best to consider implementing changes to reduce costs in storage and producing ESI.   Lisa will offer insights into how a data map fits into an organization's records management program and the importance of communication among multiple groups within the organization for successful implementation of any records program.  The webinar is free.  Click here to register. 

Free Data Mapping Webinar -- March 11, 2009

Join us on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, for the first of a series of three webinars designed to offer practical advice to organizations attempting to get a handle on their ESI.  The first webinar in the series, titled The ESI Data Map:  What Inside Counsel and Records Managers Need to Know, will run for one hour and break down the benefits of creating a data map of your organization's IT infrastructure.  John Collins, the Vice President of Consulting for The Ingersoll Firm, will lead the webinar with commentary from yours truly, Kelly Twigger of Quarles' Records Retention and E-Discovery Team, and  Lisa Berry-Tayman of Kahn Consulting.  I will discuss the benefits of utilizing a data map in an over all strategy to prepare for preserving, collecting, reviewing and producing electronic information as a way to identify where ESI lives in an organization's infrastructure and how best to consider implementing changes to reduce costs in storage and producing ESI.   Lisa will offer insights into how a data map fits into an organization's records management program and the importance of communication among multiple groups within the organization for successful implementation of any records program.  The webinar is free.  Click here to register. 

Shameless Plug: E-Discovery Seminar/Webinar

Our very own, Kelly Twigger, will be one of the presenters at  "Law and Practice of Electronic Discovery," an electronic discovery seminar sponsored by the Milwaukee Bar Association, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and Marquette Law School on November 6, 2008.  Topics include litigation holds and the preservation of electronically stored information, responding to requests to produce electronic information, best practices for reviewing electronic information, and ethical issues involved with the inadvertent production of privileged documents.  The seminar also includes a mock discovery session offering you the chance to observe lawyers in action as they demonstrate a discovery conference, a motion in limine hearing and the examination of an expert witness on electronic discovery issues. 

Here is a link to the seminar information including information on how to view the seminar via the MBA's live webcast.

Discovery of electronically stored information is unavoidable. With more than 90% of records now being created in a digital format, plaintiffs, defendants, and third parties must be knowledgeable about the myriad of legal and technical issues affecting electronic discovery.