Summer Workshop Series

eDiscovery: Views from the Bench and Key Federal Rule Amendments

Date
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 (11:30 - 1 p.m.)
Credit
MO 1.8 - KS pending
Location
UMKC School of Law
Type
Live in person + webcast
Cost
$50
Judicial Panel
Hon. Stephen R. Bough, U.S. District Court Judge, U.S.D.C. W.D.Mo.
Hon. James P. O’Hara, Chief Magistrate Judge, U.S.D.C. Dist. Kansas
Hon. David J. Waxse, Magistrate Judge, U.S.D.C. Dist. Kansas
Hon. Janette K. Rodecap, Associate Circuit Judge, 16th Circuit Court, Jackson County
Hon. James Charles Droege, Johnson County District Court, Tenth Judicial District of Kansas
Moderator
Robin Stewart, Lathrop & Gage L.L.P

The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have changed again, and, this time, the changes are truly significant. Rule 37(e) that deals with sanctions has been completely re-written and Rule 34-the rule that governs responses to document requests now requires a vastly different approach to the historically used boilerplate objections. And, where does cost shifting and proportionality fit in?  Without a solid grasp of the rules, no litigator can succeed in a competitive courtroom and discovery environment. This unique opportunity will allow you to hear from Kansas and Missouri federal judges about how these rule changes will likely impact your practice going forward, and you will be able to hear from judges from both the Kansas and Missouri state courts about how they expect discovery in state court to work.  This is a very important CLE will provide every litigator with the information needed information from the bench to enhance his or her practice by using the new rules to their advantage.
*Kansas limits credit for webcasts to a total of 5 hours per reporting period. No credit limit for Missouri attorneys.

 

eDiscovery from the Trenches

Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 (12 - 1 p.m.)
Credit
MO 1.2 - KS pending
Location
UMKC School of Law
Type
Live in person + webcast
Cost
$50
Presenters
Megan A. Scheiderer, Partner, Husch Blackwell

Legal theory can be learned in the classroom, but every litigator knows that the real lessons are taught in the "trenches." This CLE will provide real world knowledge to attendees by providing an in-depth look at how to strategically use eDiscovery concepts to your clients' advantage. From preservation to collection to review and production, this seminar will draw on a well of practical experience to provide both the novice and expert eDiscovery practitioner with tips and strategies for success. Confused about the trigger for the duty to preserve evidence? Not sure about the difference between quick peek and clawback agreements and when to use them? Uncertain what a 502(d) order does or looks like? This CLE will answer these questions and more, and put you on the path to victory.

 

Social Media and eDiscovery

Date
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 (12 - 1 p.m.)
Credit
MO 1.2 - KS pending
Location
UMKC School of Law
Type
Live in person + webcast
Cost
$50
Presenter
Robin E. Stewart, Of Counsel, Lathrop & Gage LLP

Do you know how to search, preserve, collect and use social media in the courtroom? "Like" it or not, the reality of our modern digital world is that all cases are now digital cases, and social media is as much a communication mode as e-mail or text. Understanding how to use social media effectively in a case is critical to success in today's courtroom. From the proper manner to request social media to preserving social media sites to admissibility issues associated with digital evidence, this CLE will teach you what you need to know in order to become proficient in how you search out social media discovery and use it in the courtroom.