The eDiscovery Practice Support: Learning the Skills to Move Ahead conference is geared specifically to practice support professionals, the unsung heroes of the eDiscovery profession. Not only is this program designed and planned by practice support professionals for their peers, but it is also the first program of its kind with specific career development paths.
At this unique program, you will be able to specialize in one career path, acquiring both the knowledge and skills needed for success, or you can move from track-to-track to gain a more wide-ranging education. This is your program, and you will be able to design your own personal learning experience.
You will not only be able to specialize in one of three career tracks, but you will also receive valuable advice from one of the leading eDiscovery judges in the United States, Chief Magistrate Judge Paul Grimm of the U.S. District Court of Maryland, and will obtain the top lessons form all three tracks in report-back plenary sessions at mid-day and at the program's conclusion.
Career Track Options:
Technical Analyst Track:The Technical Analyst position is the most dynamic, challenging and intriguing position in the eDiscovery arena. Technical Analysts have a primary responsibility to make the “impossible” happen on time, while adhering to all protocols and requirements. It is the Technical Analyst who does the heavy lifting through a variety of tasks including: data manipulation, importing and exporting of data, generating production sets, and assisting the Practice Support Manager - and ultimately the legal team - with the project at hand. It is imperative that the Technical Analyst is aware of the effects the legal team’s decisions have on the overall product and how the decisions affect the various legal issues. Join us and learn from the industry’s leading experts on how to address these challenges and others that the Technical Analyst confronts every day.
Project Manager Track: Project management is a critical and challenging function in the ever-evolving world of eDiscovery. Project managers have a primary responsibility to ensure that complex and crucial tracks of work are completed on time, on spec, and on budget. In their role they must: create an end-to-end project plan that outlines the goals and the resources (human and technological) to accomplish them; set expectations for timelines and costs; balance communications among the law firm case team, key players from the corporate client, and oftentimes a third-party service provider. Effective eDiscovery project management ensures that the merits of a case are given their full due, without distraction. Failure can derail the entire matter, explode the budget, and impede effective representation by the legal team.
eDiscovery Department Leader Track: As the practice of law grows more dependent upon technology, Practice Support services are critical to the success of an organization. Department leaders in this area typically have primary responsibility for traditional litigation support and eDiscovery services. A successful department leader must be able to manage people, plan strategically, and navigate complex and often politically charged business environments. Increasingly, this role is charged with providing project management, discovery budgeting, and the implementation and training of ‘best practices.’ Effective department leaders identify and provide the correct blend of people, process, and technology to support the organization.