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The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the
Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS) present
Electronic Discovery in Florida State Court: Navigating New Rules for New Issues

Course Classification: Intermediate
July 24, 2012 (Recorded in Studio-No Live Audience)

Course No. 1540R


This intermediate level 150-minute course taught by attorneys who drafted the rules, a former Florida circuit judge, and e-discovery Florida educators and practitioners will thoroughly cover the new electronic discovery rules and provide guidance on how to utilize the rules to meet your professional obligations and to diligently advocate for your clients regardless of your practice area.



On July 7, 2012, the Florida Supreme Court adopted important and comprehensive civil procedure rules governing the discovery of electronically stored information. Every Florida lawyer handling matters governed by the rules of civil procedure must understand and be able to apply the new electronic discovery rules. This intermediate level 150-minute course taught by attorneys who drafted the rules, a former Florida circuit judge, and e-discovery Florida educators and practitioners will thoroughly cover the new electronic discovery rules and provide guidance on how to utilize the rules to meet your professional obligations and to diligently advocate for your clients regardless of your practice area. The course covers the following in depth:

*What are Florida’s new electronic discovery rules, why was each rule adopted, and how do the rules fit in the framework of existing law and civil procedure rules?

*How and why has electronically stored information changed the way information exchanges must be handled in discovery and litigation?

*How has electronically stored information changed the relationship between counsel and the courts and between opposing counsel? What old habits must practitioners change and modify? What are the new expectations that counsel must meet?

*What basic strategies and practices that can be adopted to keep litigators from running afoul of the new rules and expectations?

*How can I make sure I know enough now and in the future about e-discovery to meet my professional responsibilities and to be a zealous advocate for my client?

This course will explain and provide examples of the application of the new electronic discovery rules and the new terms and language of electronic discovery, including such principal concepts as proportionality, accessibility, cooperation, cost-shifting, staging, tiering, production format, active data, undue burden, meet and confer, and search and review.

Additionally, this course will also cover the Rules of Professional Conduct that require lawyers to effectively protect the client’s confidential, privileged, and trade secret information.







LOMAS Order Form 070114.pdfLOMAS Order Form 070114.pdf





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1540
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1.0
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Credit may be applied to more than one of the programs above but cannot exceed the maximum for any given program. Please keep a record of credit hours earned. RETURN YOUR COMPLETED CLER AFFIDAVIT PRIOR TO CLER REPORTING DATE (see Bar News label). (Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 6-10.5).




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