UF Law E-Discovery Project Executive Director William Hamilton heads to Orlando, Florida on Thursday and Friday, May 30 and 31st, to join all day sessions focusing on all aspects of social media and the courts in this age of the digital citizen.
The E-Discovery Project went to the ABA Business Law Section this April 13th where Professor Hamilton joined a distinguished panel of judicial officials and ABA stars to speak on “Effective Mediation of E-Discovery in a Post-M & Acquisition and Distressed Company Disputes.” You can view the presentation slide deck here.
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Faculty Lounge
More information and registration can be found here.
The Law School E-Discovery Core Curriculum Consortium is composed of law professors teaching electronic discovery courses at their respective law schools.
The Consortium’s mission is to advance the teaching of electronic discovery to law students by developing pedagogic tools and methods including lecture content, exercises, hands-on e-discovery software activities, and formative assessments. The Consortium’s goals include the development of a model curriculum that articulates core learning objectives and methods for an initial law school e-discovery course. The Consortium meets regularly to advance its goals.
On March 30, 2018, the Consortium will hold an in person workshop focusing on curriculum development at the University of Florida Levin College of Law from 9:00 AM to noon. The Consortium’s meeting is open to all person interested in advancing law school e-discovery pedagogy.
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: UF Law Campus, HOL 180
View the conference website here.
The University of Florida E-Discovery Conference moves into its 6th electrifying year. Our focus this year is effectively managing the everyday case. E-discovery and data analytics loom large in all cases as the data explosion expands from office documents to smartphones and cloud storage for everyone. The average smartphone –your portable computer — contains hundreds of gigabytes of rich and novel data and information there for the taking. E-Discovery in this decade is no longer your grandfather’s e-discovery. However, these exciting new e-discovery tools, new offerings and new challenges and opportunities are accompanied by increasing demands for e-discovery competence by judicial officials.
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: UF Law Courtyard
As a prelude to the 6th Annual E-Discovery Conference, the University of Florida Levin College of Law is again sponsoring E-Discovery CareerFest. Our second annual CareerFest responds to the growing interest of law students in exploring career paths that involve electronic discovery and data analytic skills.
View more information about CareerFest here.
The UF Law E-Discovery Project’s Spring 2018 E-Discovery Distinguished Speaker was Aaron Crews, Chief Data Analytics Officer at Littler Mendelson P.C.
On Monday, February 26, 2018 Aaron Crews spoke on “The Evolution of the Modern Lawyer” and how artificial intelligence is transforming law.
Aaron Crews’ recorded presentation may be viewed here.
Executive Director, Professor William Hamilton, will be speaking at LegalTech, the industry’s premier trade show, on “From AI to e-Discovery: Innovation in Legal and Technology Education” with a distinguished panel of industry and academic experts. Professor Hamilton’s panel presentation is at 1:15 on Wednesday, January 31st.
Join Bill Hamilton for his presentation to the Hillsborough Bar Association on December 4, 2017. Professor Hamilton will be speaking on
“E-Discovery in the Trenches for the Employment Lawyer: How to determine what ESI you’re looking for, where to find it, when to preserve it, and how to limit it.”
Professor Hamilton’s presentation slides are attached here.
E-Discovery Project Executive Director William Hamilton heads to Chicago this month for much heralded e-discovery conference RelativityFest.
UF Law E-Discovery project was lauded for its electronic discovery courses and programs by Social Evidence blog.
Read the blog post here.
The UF Law E-Discovery Project’s Fall 2017 E-Discovery Distinguished Speaker is Professor Emeritus Jay Grenig of Marquette University. Professor Grenig will be speaking on “ADR Meets ESI” and the impact of electronically stored information on the arbitral and mediation processes. Professor Grenig’s presentation will be a livestream broadcast (and also streamed on the UF Law […]
The University of Florida Levin College of Law E-Discovery courses and program were recently featured in The Florida Bar News article by Christine Bilbrey of the Bar’s Practice Resource Institute (PRI)
Read the article here.
Project’s Executive Director’s popular PRI podcast with Christine Bilbrey on e-Discovery is also available here.
Legal Skills Professor William Hamilton will be presenting at the Southwest Florida Federal Court Bar Association’s program “E-Discovery Decoded: A Practical Workshop.” Hamilton will join U.S. Magistrate Judges Mac McCoy and Amanda Sansone, with attorneys Woody Pollock and Carlos Baradat on August 22nd in Ft. Myers, Florida.
View the program’s introductory PowerPoint here.
Rub shoulders with e-discovery’s best practitioners during the 5th Annual E-Discovery Conference. Mark your calendar and reserve the data for this year’s event, which will be held March 30 on the law school campus. The event will also be streamed live. For more information on the conference and to register visit the Annual Electronic Discovery Conference website.
As a prelude to the its 5th Annual E-Discovery Conference, the University of Florida Levin College of Law is sponsoring its first E-Discovery CareerFest on March 29 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Holland 180 and the courtyard. Read more about CareerFest here.
UF Law E-Discovery Project Director Bill Hamilton and Advanced Discovery Senior E-Discovery Consultant Tom O’Connor teamed up on March 8 for a webinar discussion on computer basics for lawyers. The program gave lawyers an overview of basic network and computer operations. Click here to read more about this webinar.
The University of Florida Levin College of Law partnered with the University of Florida Department of Computer & Information Science and Engineering and the UF Informatics Institute for an all-Florida meeting of Human Language Technology (HLT). Click here to read more about the confab.
David Horrigan graduated from UF Law in 1999 and is now the E-Discovery Counsel and Legal Content Director at kCura, an e-discovery software platform developer. Mr. Horrigan’s lecture discussed e-discovery sanctions, spoliation and “deflate gate.” Click here to read more about his lecture.
On Nov. 15, UF Law E-Discovery Project Executive Director William Hamilton and retired circuit court judge, Ralph Artigliere, presented a webinar on the Florida Supreme Court’s court directive on the pre-litigation duty to preserve evidence. Click here to view the webinar.
The Honorable Meenu Sasser, Florida Circuit Court Judge, Palm Beach County, recently issued a sanctions Order citing the November 2016 Florida Bar Journal’s lead article “League of Women Voters of Fla. v. Detzner: The Florida Supreme Court’s Hidden Pre-Litigation E-Discovery Preservation Mandate” co-authored by the UF E-Discovery Executive Director William Hamilton.
Read Judge Sasser’s Order here.
The Fall 2016 Distinguished E-Discovery Speaker was Professor Steven Gensler from Oklahoma University College of Law. Professor Gensler’s topic is “How E-Discovery Brought All Discovery Back to Its Senses.” Professor Gensler’s presentation took place at 1 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2016, in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (HOL 180). View the webcast.
Professor Douglas W. Oard, an e-discovery expert, discussed the future of information retrieval in electronic discovery.
Oard, of the University of Maryland College of Information Studies and the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, visited the UF Law e-discovery class Sept. 12 in Holland 270. The talk was open to all UF students, faculty and staff.
Oard has played an important role in bringing advanced information retrieval practices into electronic discovery. His contribution is memorialized in the hit documentary “The Decade of Discovery.”
The 2016 Conference focused on “Curing Your Data Demons with Simple and Handy Analytical Tools” featured our faculty of national experts and, as always, live software demonstrations that will elevate legal practice. Craig Ball kicked off the conference speaking on the nine basic e-discovery skills every attorney must have. The conference also featured a judicial […]
Distinguished Speaker Series featuring the Honorable James C. Francis: “Law Enforcement Access to Your Data: Cellphone, Computers, the Internet and the Fourth Amendment”
United States Magistrate Judge James C. Francis IV was E-Discovery’s Distinguished Speaker for fall 2015. Magistrate Judge Francis’ presentation was held at the Chesterfield Smith Honorary Classroom on the law school campus.
The 3rd Annual Electronic Discovery Conference was a huge success with nearly 500 engaged on campus and online registrants and 20 national experts! The Conference focused its attention this year on litigation involving social media, the cloud, and mobile devices. Data from a multitude of social platforms and mobile devices capture our movements, our moods, and the everyday moments […]
Douglas W. Oard made a presentation titled Information Retrieval for E-Discovery to the University of Florida Computer Science Department on January 20, 2015.
On Oct. 6, 2014, Washington D.C. Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola gave the presentation, “Technology and E-Discovery Competence: Enhancing Your Career Options” at UF Law. Get details and watch the presentation here.
Jason Baron of Drinker Biddle gave a presentation titled Enhancing Your Career Options: What Does it Mean to be Technologically Competent in E-Discovery? at UF Law on January 27th, 2014. You can view the video recording here.
On October 10, 2013, Craig Ball gave a presentation titled Spoiled & Deluded: The Shakespearean Tragedy That IS E-Discovery at UF Law. You can view the video recording here.