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!

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. 

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.