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The MSBA's Civil Litigation Section Presents


"Walking the Tightrope - How to Balance the Increasing Production Obligation in the Digital Age and the Risk of Sanctions from Failing to Produce or Preserve"

The technologies that generate information are ubiquitous and constantly changing. While it is not required that practicing attorneys possess all the technical knowledge of a computer expert, IT director and private investigator, it would certainly be helpful in today's ever shifting digital landscape. It remains imperative for counsel to continually refine and update their knowledge of information systems with 99% of information now being electronically generated. Today's lawyer must either acquire sufficient knowledge of ESI, or associate with the requisite talent, if one is to fulfill the obligation to represent clients competently. While perfection is not required what is required is that counsel be educated regarding the data held by their client, its relative accessibility as well as the nature of the information contained.

Please join our panel discussion regarding these topics and how to avoid some common pitfalls.

John Degnan, Moderator, Briggs and Morgan

Judge Jerome Abrams, Panelist

Kathy DiGiorno, Panelist

Heidi Fessler, Panelist

Charles Ragan, Panelist

1 hour of Standard CLE credit approved
(event code: 169141)



Date:   Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Time:   12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:   Briggs and Morgan
2200 IDS Center, 80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402 [Directions/Map]


Section Members:  Free
MSBA Members (But Not CivLit Section Members):  $5.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $10.00
Law Students:  Free

Participation by web and audio is available. Please indicate this option when registering or contact Jennifer Carter.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.