3 rd  Annual Ultimate Corporate Counsel Conference ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY & DOCUMENT RETENTION November 12, 2008
The Panel <ul><li>Dominic Jaar, LL.B. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formerly a commercial litigator at Bell Canada and Borden Ladn...
The Panel <ul><li>Karen Groulx, B.A. (Hons), LL.B., LL.M. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner at Pallett Valo LLP commercial lit...
The Panel <ul><li>Chuck Rothman, P.Eng </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of e-Litigation Services at H&A eDiscovery </li></ul...
Why concern ourselves with Document Management?  <ul><li>30% said the pre-production process accounted for a fifth or more...
Why concern ourselves with Document Management?  <ul><li>Business Statistics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual sales growth 20...
<ul><li>Lawsuit Statistics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic documents Air Canada ordered to manually review in case again...
Summary of Discussion <ul><li>Key players in eDiscovery </li></ul><ul><li>How to effectively manage ESI </li></ul><ul><li>...
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Cch Annual Conference Final

  1. 1. 3 rd Annual Ultimate Corporate Counsel Conference ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY & DOCUMENT RETENTION November 12, 2008
  2. 2. The Panel <ul><li>Dominic Jaar, LL.B. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formerly a commercial litigator at Bell Canada and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Principal of Ledjit – legal technology firm specializing in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Information management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Law and information technologies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>eDiscovery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Law practice management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author, lecturer, and consultant on law and technology issues </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The Panel <ul><li>Karen Groulx, B.A. (Hons), LL.B., LL.M. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner at Pallett Valo LLP commercial litigation practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on Information Technology and Intellectual Property disputes, and disputes arising in the construction industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Member of the Electronic Discovery Sub-Committee of the Task Force on the Discovery Process in Ontario </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Member of the Sedona Canada Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production in Canada </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Panel <ul><li>Chuck Rothman, P.Eng </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of e-Litigation Services at H&A eDiscovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Court qualified expert in eDiscovery and computer forensics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Created the computer forensics practice at FTI Consulting Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Member of High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) , Canadian Society of Professional Engineers, Professional Engineers Ontario and Canadian Association of Litigation Support Professionals (CALSP) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Why concern ourselves with Document Management? <ul><li>30% said the pre-production process accounted for a fifth or more of overall litigation costs (Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Fourth Annual Litigation Trends Survey) </li></ul><ul><li>17% reported that they had lost the attorney-client privilege owing to their inadvertent production of electronically stored information </li></ul><ul><li>“ Document” includes “Data and Information in Electronic Form” ( Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 1.03) – now commonly known as ESI – Electronically Stored Information </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why concern ourselves with Document Management? <ul><li>Business Statistics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual sales growth 2002 – 2005 for e-records management software: 159% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Companies in lawsuits requiring production of e-mail in 2007: 75% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private sector Canadian companies who use e-mail: 81.14% ; Public sector: 100% (as of 2007) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Companies who had a major e-mail server crash in last six months: 48% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The number of gigabytes of data in average corporate hard drive is 40 and (1GB printed data would fill a pickup truck </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Lawsuit Statistics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic documents Air Canada ordered to manually review in case against WestJet: 75,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Backup computer tapes Morgan Stanley failed to disclose in lawsuit by billionaire Ronald Perleman: 2,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li># of e-mails George W. Bush has sent since his 2001 inauguration in case of being subpoenaed: 0 </li></ul></ul>Why concern ourselves with Document Management?
  8. 8. Summary of Discussion <ul><li>Key players in eDiscovery </li></ul><ul><li>How to effectively manage ESI </li></ul><ul><li>Developing and implementing document retention policies </li></ul><ul><li>Risk and compliance issues </li></ul><ul><li>Role as general counsel </li></ul><ul><li>Save money and maximize costs </li></ul><ul><li>Best practices for litigation </li></ul>
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