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The Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program is sponsoring the following free webinar:

Ethics of E-Discovery

November 30, 2011 – Noon – 1:30 p.m. (CST)

The Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program, together with Wilson Elser, has developed a webinar designed to assist you in identifying the various ethical issues that arise in executing your e-discovery responsibilities and to provide you with a basic framework to help you navigate through the e-discovery ethical pitfalls that may arise.

Some of the questions that will be discussed include:

– What are your ethical duties regarding preservation of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and what triggers those duties? Does it matter if you are only outside counsel?

– What ethical considerations are at play when you are searching for and producing ESI? What if you know proposed search terms will yield no results? Must you speak up?

– To what extent does metadata pose ethical issues?

– What if you inadvertently produce privileged information? Do you need a clawback or will the rules protect you?

– What about contract attorneys? What is the scope your ethical obligation to supervise?

This program will provide you with various perspectives to these questions from plaintiffs counsel, defense counsel, in-house counsel and the judges.

The webinar moderator will be Cinthia Motley of Wilson Elser. Speakers will be the Honorable Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, as well as other Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program Committee Members Debra Bernard of Perkins Coie, Timothy Chorvat of Jenner & Block, and Rachel Lei of GATX Corporation.

CLICK HERE to register for this November 30, 2011 event, which is open to all judges and attorneys.

Registration to this webinar is limited to 3000 participants, so sign up early.

Applications for 1.5 Ethics MCLE credits have been submitted and are pending approval in Indiana (and Illinois and Wisconsin).