E-Discovery is a vital part of any case, with evolving technology producing potentially discoverable ESI every day. This session will address emerging issues and terminology in ESI, and assist attendees in creating effective ESI Protocols that identify custodians, sources of data to be searched, and search protocols that will narrow your search and avoid a document flood from the defense. This panel will help any practitioner get off on the right foot with E-Discovery and the facilitated workshop with allow small groups to brainstorm creative ESI protocols and how to make the most of ESI once you have it.
Another boring deposition panel? Think again! This blockbuster panel will bring together some of NELA’s top depositions experts to prepare attendees to take efficient, creative, and powerful depositions. This session will also discuss how to successfully handle Zoom litigation in the era of COVID-19. The facilitated workshop will allow small groups to present potential deposition questions for critique and review, and share tips and tricks from their own successful depositions.
If you want to take your case to trial, first you need to overcome the bane of any plaintiff-side attorney’s existence—summary judgment. This session will teach advocates how to write persuasively in order to overcome summary judgment in an environment that is hostile to their case, and put those arguments to good use in oral argument. Small group workshops will allow attendees to share their writing for critique and review by peers and facilitators, and discuss successful techniques for overcoming the significant barriers workers face in summary judgment.
If you want to succeed at trial, organization and case management are key. This panel of NELA’s top trial attorneys will teach attendees how to effectively manage everything from clients to documents to exhibits before trial. You will leave this session and the facilitated workshop knowing you are set up for success on the day of trial.
Registration is limited to 80 attendees per session.
Each session is eligible for 2.5 hours of CLE (1 hour webinar/1.5 hour workshop). This program is approved for CLE in Alabama, Georgia, and Minnesota. NELA is an approved continuing legal education provider in California, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Vermont.