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Fourth Annual ACEDS Detroit Symposium - To eDiscovery and Beyond

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Greektown Hotel - Ball Room

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Detroit, MI 48226

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ACEDS Detroit Chapter is proud to announce our Fourth Annual eDiscovery Symposium - To eDiscovery and Beyond. Our Symposium is the ACEDS Midwest Regional Conference and we want to thank ACEDS National, ACEDS Chicago and Twin Cities Chapters for all your support. Our program will kick off with a welcome cocktail reception on Thursday, September 26th, from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm followed by a full day of education, networking and fun on Friday, September 27th. Check-in begins September 27th at 7:30 am and the conference concludes by 4:15 pm.

We are pleased to announce that Maura Grossman will present the keynote entitled, Artificial Intelligence and the Law: Real Benefits and Challenges. Scott Petz will deliver the opening remarks, and Mary Mack will deliver the closing remarks. The panel topics are outlined below and some of our esteemed speakers include Hon. James Alexander, Hon. Joseph Brown, Shawnna Hoffman-Childress, Jennifer Coates, Christine Czuprynski, C.J. Dietzman, Hon. Patricia Fresard, Stephen Goldstein, Tom Gricks, Paula Haines, Martin Holmes, David Horrigan, Jacob Koering, Megan McKnight, John Pappas, Jennifer Persky, Dante Stella, Robin Stewart, Carlos Torregrosa, Hon. Christopher Yates, Jay Yelton, III.

1) Will TAR Become Mandatory?

In Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe & MSL Grp., 287 F.R.D. 182 (S.D.N.Y. 2012), (now retired) U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck wrote the first judicial opinion endorsing the use of technology-assisted review as a defensible method of reviewing and producing documents during discovery. In the seven-plus years since Judge Peck’s monumental ruling, numerous federal and state court judges around the country have followed suit, expanding the body of case law that is generally supportive of TAR and even addressing scientific concepts behind TAR workflows (e.g., validation protocols, seed sets, continuous active learning versus simple passive learning). With recent amendments to federal and state court rules focusing on proportionality and the “just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action (Fed. R. Civ. P. 1),” and the emergence of TAR as an accepted, defensible, cost-effective tool, should litigants be required to use it? Join us to hear from leading practitioners on this compelling topic.

2) In-House Panel on Hot Topics

We have assembled a panel of in-house experts to discuss several hot topics and to answer questions. Hot topics include: (a) how to motivate employees to follow record management policies and best practices; (b) whether and what extent do you rely on your employees to identify data preservation triggers and to undertake data preservation steps; (c) how do you decide when to leverage alternative service providers for eDiscovery projects; (d) what steps is your legal department taking to increasingly leverage AI; (e) what sources do you rely upon to keep current on eDiscovery, data privacy and data security developments; and (f) what significant changes do you anticipate occurring in the legal services industry over the next 5 years.

3) Robots and the Law: A Practical Look at Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Field

Artificial Intelligence is reshaping how legal services are delivered, but what is the practical impact on your job and your future? Is artificial intelligence a friend or foe when it comes to your career? How do we even define artificial intelligence? What are some of the ways artificial intelligence can be used to streamline workflows, evaluate risk, and balance the interests of e-discovery and data privacy? To answer these questions, moderator David Horrigan of Relativity will present case law and research data to expert commentators Shawnna Childress-Hoffman of IBM and Stephen Goldstein of Squire Patton Boggs as they look at the impact of artificial intelligence on the law from the perspectives of one of the world’s leading AI software and services providers and one of the largest global law firms.

4) Update on Data Privacy Laws - Nationally and Internationally

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) significantly reshapes the data protection landscape for organizations worldwide that collect and process the data of European residents. The GDRP became effective on May 25, 2018 and there have been several subsequent enforcement actions in the UK, Austria, Germany and France. This session will focus on how regulators are implementing GDPR, what trends are starting to develop, and what is likely to occur during the next 12 months. In addition, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will go into effect next year, and will provide California residents rights over their data similar to those found in the EU’s GDPR. The law may even apply to companies without a physical presence in California. In this session, we’ll walk through several case studies to identify when and how the law may apply to organizations that collect data about California residents, and the operational and contractual implications associated with compliance.

5) Judicial Panel on Michigan’s New eDiscovery Court Rules

The most significant changes over the last 35 years are coming to Michigan’s Civil Discovery Rules. Barring unforeseen action prior to the adoption, these changes will address the scope of discovery, sanctions for spoliation, ESI conferences, plans and orders, mediation of discovery disputes via appointment of ESI experts, and technical competence of attorneys required to participate in ESI conferences. In this session our panel of judges will look at these impending changes and discuss their likely impact on civil discovery, especially as they concern ESI.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EARLY BIRD SPECIALS - EXPIRATION IS 9/9/2019. All pricing includes Free Breakfast, Lunch and Valet Parking at the Greektown Hotel. Reserve your spot soon to take advantage of these excellent rates.

  • Detroit Chapter Members - Early bird only $50 / regular price $100

  • ACEDS Regional Chapter Members - Early bird only $75 / regular price $125

  • Affiliates - Early bird only $125 / regular price $175

  • Non-Members - Early bird only $145 / regular price $195

  • Judicial Attendees - Complimentary

  • Students - Early bird only $25 / regular price $35

Discounted hotel rooms are limited. Call for reservations - 313.223.2999 Be sure to mention ACEDS Detroit for the best rate.

A 5 hour Certificate of Attendance will be available to attorneys for self-reporting CLE in states that have this requirement. Additionally, a 5 hour Certificate of Attendance will be provided for CEDS recertification for all ACEDS-certified attendees.

If you have any special dietary needs, please email our Board Secretary, Ingrid Evert - ingridevert731@gmail.com

Take advantage of the EARLY BIRD PRICING and register NOW! Please consider becoming an ACEDS Detroit Member for only $48 for a full year as our membership offers discounts to all of our events - including this Symposium. It would pay for itself! To become an ACEDS Detroit Chapter Member use this link. To become an ACEDS National Member this link. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact sales@ACEDS.org.

For more details regarding this event and a listing of sponsors making this event possible, please use this link.

Looking forward to another excellent educational conference. See you in September!

Cheers, ACEDS Detroit Board

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