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Topic: Gone Viral: Social Media In E-Discovery
Social media is currently an influential, indispensable part of American life. Unfortunately, the nature, diversity, and volume of social media data present a variety of challenges – both technical and legal – for discovery practitioners. In this program, we explore those challenges and the ways they can be met, including: what sources there are, what data they actually have, how it can be preserved and collected, how it can be authenticated for admission as evidence, and what other issues it raises. The program includes discussion of applicable Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Evidence as well as a range of cases addressing social media acquisition, authentication, and spoliation.
Speaker: Matthew Verga, Director - Xact Data Discovery
Matthew Verga is an electronic discovery expert proficient at leveraging his legal experience as an attorney, his technical knowledge as a practitioner, and his skills as a communicator to make complex eDiscovery topics accessible to diverse audiences. An eleven-year industry veteran, Matthew has worked across every phase of the EDRM and at every level from the project trenches to enterprise program design. He leverages this background to produce engaging educational content to empower practitioners at all levels with knowledge they can use to improve their projects, their careers, and their organizations.
CLE credit has been requested.
Member Cost: Free
Non-Member Cost: $10
Please register no later than June 19, 2018.
Topic: Understanding Generational Differences in Jurors’ Attitudes and How Today’s Media is influencing Trial Graphics
Speaker: Adam Bloomberg, Managing Director of Visual Communications for Litigation Insights
With more than 24 years of experience, Adam has consulted with hundreds of trial teams and corporate clients to develop communication strategies and presentations that educate, inform and persuade. He has “hot seated” over 750 trials, arbitrations, mock trials and focus groups. Adam has led trial and war room technology for a plethora of cases, such as toxic tort, product liability, financial and commercial cases. Over the years, he has published articles on trial technology in various professional periodicals including the National Law Journal.
Remote attendance via phone is available for this sectional.
Please register no later than June 27, 2018.
Topic: What You Cannot See Can Hurt You: Advising Clients on Digital Assets
Digital assets are now a “thing” that clients need to include in their estate plan. The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (Ajemian v. Yahoo!) recently ruled that personal representatives may provide lawful consent on behalf of a decedent to release the contents of online user accounts. Recently, Yahoo! petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court for a Writ of Certiorari, appealing this decision. Until the dust settles, what can practitioners do? This one-hour presentation will walk practitioners through RevUFADAA and provide tips on how to assist clients with digital assets in their planning documents and in probate.
Speaker: Richard Baum, Partner, Hawke Law Group
Richard has practiced law in both the public and private sectors, and he has business experience building, managing and marketing products. He enjoys technology but his ideal time away from the office is spent outdoors with as few battery-powered gadgets as possible. In his spare time he enjoys camping, cycling, and playing in a brass band. He welcomes opportunities where he can help clients understand their options and guide them to a solution that fits their needs in estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, and tax. He has a BA from the University of Iowa, a JD from William Mitchell, and a MBA from the University of St. Thomas.
Please register no later than July 6, 2018.
Take MPA out to a Ball Game!
Summer time is in full swing! Come enjoy some of the sunshine and nice weather at a St. Paul Saints baseball game on Sunday, August 12th, at 5:05 p.m. Individuals are responsible to pay $18.00 per ticket. Members are welcome to purchase tickets to bring a guest/family member to this outing. If you are a member of MPA, you will receive a members-only perk of $10.00 in “Saints Bucks” for a pop and a hot dog on us!
Please RSVP by July 11th.
*Tickets are non-refundable and you will be responsible for filling your ticket if you are unable to attend after purchase.
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