Déjà Vu All Over Again!  It’s Almost Time for Legalweek(year)!

Déjà Vu All Over Again!  It’s Almost Time for Legalweek(year)!
Written by Doug Austin, Editor of eDiscovery Today

If you remember this post on the IPRO blog from December, you know that I like to reference the sayings of the great “philosopher” Yogi Berra.  Probably his most famous saying was “it’s déjà vu all over again” witnessing Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris repeatedly hitting back-to-back home runs in the Yankees’ seasons in the early 1960s (even I’m not old enough to remember that when it actually happened, but I know how to Google).

Next week, it may seem like “déjà vu all over again” when it’s time for Legalweek(year)!  “Wait”, you say, “didn’t we already just have Legalweek?”  “Yes, we did”, I say, “but we’re doing it again four more times this year”.  That’s where the “(year)” part comes in.  In lieu of the in-person conference we normally have at the end of January/beginning of February, we’re not only having that conference virtually this year in February, we’re also having four more “mini” virtual conferences – in March, April, May and July!

The March conference is a one-day event next Tuesday, March 16.  And there are several interesting sessions to check out, including a track dedicated to Litigation/eDiscovery and Data Science and an IPRO event as well!  Here are some highlights from next week’s virtual Legalweek conference (all times ET):

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM:

Keynote: The Supreme Court and Its Impact on You

As one of America’s foremost reporters on the Supreme Court, Nina Totenberg breaks down the latest Court developments into manageable pieces in order to discuss their impact on your industry. With an insider’s knowledge, she leads audiences through an animated discussion of the current issues affecting our nation today, answers questions concerning the most pressing issues in Washington, and offers predictions for what’s to come.

Keynote Speaker: Nina Totenberg, Legal Correspondent – NPR

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM:

Elevating the Leadership Paradigm in Law Firms

Some think the purpose of leadership is to deliver results through others. Others see the leader’s primary responsibility is to make the vision come to fruition. In any event, the importance of leadership cannot be underestimated.

Join us at Legalweek(year) for a special Pro discussion on law firm leadership, focusing on the leadership structure and training firms should have in place to better align law firms with leadership practices exhibited in the business world.

Some of the topics they plan to discuss include:

  • What leadership traits are needed in the current environment and looking forward?
  • How can firms better cultivate and prepare leaders to succeed?
  • Where should leaders be hired from?
  • What lessons can we learn from other industries..and from our clients.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM:

How Litigation Departments Can Minimize Cost, Reduce Risk and Get to Responsive Information Faster

Managing the litigation and regulatory requests that the large corporations face is not an easy task, but the experts in Microsoft and Chevron legal departments are up to the task! Join us to learn how Microsoft and Chevron approach their eDiscovery obligations utilizing Advanced eDiscovery in Microsoft 365 including some tips and tricks they have learned along the way.

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM:

Leveraging Microsoft 365 in a Post-Schrems II World

The Schrems II decision to invalidate the EU-US Privacy Shield has had far-reaching ramifications for cross-border data transfers and cloud computing, including Microsoft 365 (M365). In this panel discussion, industry experts will review the high-impact challenges when it comes to M365 specifically and outline a way forward for attendees.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM:

Ethical Considerations in eDiscovery: Rules and Responsibilities

The world of eDiscovery is not stagnant; it’s continuously evolving due to the constant influx of innovation and the changes to ethical obligations that arise as a result. To best serve their clients, legal professionals need to stay up-to-date on the latest changes to ethical rules in the world of eDiscovery.

In this session, experts will go over these ethical obligations, court cases where attorneys didn’t meet their obligations, and the impact it had on the cases and/or attorneys directly. More specifically, you’ll learn about:

  • Being competent in eDiscovery and technology based on the model rules.
  • Reducing fees by leveraging technology when possible.
  • Preserving ESI and Metadata.
  • Protecting confidentiality and issues surrounding the inadvertent production of privileged information.

4:00 – 4:45 PM:

IPRO will be conducting a Virtual Celebration/Happy Hour starting at 4pm.  If you remember IPRO Happy Hours over the years at Faces and Names in Manhattan, you can expect a terrific virtual event with drink recipes from Geoff Schmidt, Mixologist and Host and it will be an opportunity for IPRO to announce its rebranding initiative and new product features as well.  You’ll hear from:

So, it will be a fun event and you can learn some exciting information as well!

You can register for LIVE Only Access events for FREE.  If you want on-demand content and CLE credit, it’s only $399 for the entire series of this event and the others too!  That’s five days over four events for one low price!  Here’s the link to register.  And guess what?  If you registered already for the last one, you’re already set!

Look for me at the IPRO happy hour – those are always “déjà vu all over again” events for me!

For more educational topics from Doug Austin related to eDiscovery, cybersecurity and data privacy, follow, eDiscovery Today! And as part of the continued educational partnership between IPRO and eDiscovery Today, he’ll be here in the IPRO Newsroom next week with more educational content!