The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Business Law Section present
E-Discovery Seminar

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Gaylord Palms

Course No. 1897R

The Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence Committee of the Florida Bar’s Business Law Section proposes a ½ day CLE session on emerging electronic discovery and information governance issues. This CLE will focus on similarities and differences in Federal and Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, including latest state and federal decisional authority addressing preservation, privilege, privacy and electronic discovery ethical issues. We will invite at least one Florida circuit judge, and one U.S. Magistrate Judge to participate. In-house and retained attorneys who need to acquire or sharpen their skills in electronic discovery will hear the current thought on the handling of electronically stored information (ESI), including descriptions and interpretations of judicial decisions. They will learn approaches they can take back and immediately apply in their practice. Attendees will also gain invaluable insights on how best to prepare their technical staff and information systems to respond to requests for ESI. To register for the June 27, 2013 live presentation, you must use the Annual Convention registration form in the May 1 Bar Journal or at Note: Only use this brochure to register for the realtime or to order the course book.

8:00 am - 9:00am

View from the Bench
Join a federal magistrate judge and retired Florida circuit court judge. Included areas of discussion will be scope, proportionality and cost issues, privilege and relevance review, clawbacks, necessity for forensic ESI retrieval.
Andrew Hinkes, Berger Singerman
Steven Teppler, Abbott Law Group, P.A.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Gary Jones (N.D. Fla.)
Hon. Ralph Artigliere (ret’d.)

9:00 am - 10:00am
Ethics and eDiscovery
This panel discussion will address electronic discovery issues from an ethical perspective, and review recent federal and Florida decisional authority directed to competency, candor and cooperation issues.
Aaron Crews, Littler Mendelson, PC
Samuel Lewis, Feldman Gale, P.A.
Steven W. Teppler, Abbott Law Group, PA
Hon. Ralph Artigliere (ret’d.)

10:00am -11:00am
Computer Forensics and Electronic Discovery Liaisons
Learn how technology experts can assist counsel in developing (and defending) an electronic discovery strategy, and assist in the evaluation of ESI produced by an opposing party.
John Jorgensen, The Sylint Group, Inc.
Aaron Crews, Littler Mendelson, PC
Samuel Lewis, Feldman Gale P.A.
Steven W. Teppler

11:00am - 12:00pm
Mock Hearing: Admissibility of Digital Evidence
Discovery of social media and mobile device information present evidentiary admissibility and authentication challenges. A mock hearing (with the assistance of a forensics expert) before a circuit court and U.S. Magistrate Judge – providing both a federal and state court perspective – will be held for the first portion of this session, followed by an in depth discussion of issues attorneys are likely to face as we enter a litigation future whose critically relevant evidence (such as online statements, texts, comments on social media, texts appearing on video clips on Facebook pages) may come from a computing device, a mobile device, or the cloud. (20 minutes):
U.S. Magistrate Judge Gary Jones,
Hon. Ralph Artigliere (ret’d),
Aaron Crews, Littler Mendelson, PC
Drew Hinkes, Berger Singerman
Serge Jorgensen, The Sylint Group, Inc.


Florida Bar CLE Courses feature electronic course materials for all live presentations, live webcasts, webinars, teleseminars, audio CDs and video Dvds. This searchable electronic material can be downloaded and printed and is available via e-mail several days in advance of the live presentation or thereafter for purchased products. The Course Book can be purchased separately. Effective July 1, 2010.



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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[Revised: 06-01-2008]