Jason E. Starling, Esq. is a plaintiff-side labor and employment attorney at Willis Spangler Starling in Columbus, Ohio. He represents exclusively employees and labor unions in their disputes with employers. Jason also practices high-value plaintiff-side trucking litigation, representing individuals who have been catastrophically injured in, or families who have lost loved ones to, trucking accidents. Previously, Jason worked at two large defense firms in Columbus, Ohio where he practiced labor and employment law and complex commercial litigation. Jason has extensive experience with e-discovery from both the plaintiff’s perspective and the defendant’s perspective. His e-discovery experience also includes cases small and large, from single-plaintiff cases to multidistrict litigation with multiple billion-dollar class actions.
Electronic Discovery: Preserving, Requesting and Dealing with Objections and Opposing Counsel
E-discovery is more and more prevalent in litigation and is extremely important. Litigators skilled in e-discovery have a massive advantage over opposing counsel who are unfamiliar with the area of law. Know your e-discovery and you can improve your success as a litigator. The first half of this course will teach you the basics of e-discovery. This includes what is e-discovery, the importance of e-discovery, how to preserve electronically stored information, how to properly request electronically stored information in litigation, how to properly produce or object to producing electronically stored information in litigation, how to use electronically stored information as evidence in summary judgment motion practice or at trial. The second half of this course will focus on special situations and advanced tactics in e-discovery. This includes overcoming common objections to e-discovery, defending against abuse of e-discovery, dealing with difficult or unethical opposing counsel, and arguing to judges who are unfamiliar with e-discovery.
Key topics to be discussed:
• Basics of E-Discovery
• How to preserve electronically stored information
• How to use electronically stored information as evidence in summary judgment motion practice or at trial
• Overcoming objections to e-discovery
• Defending against the abuse of e-discovery
Date / Time: April 29, 2020
• 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
• 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
• 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
• 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
Choose a format:
• Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
• On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.
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- Live Video Broadcasts
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- “Live” Re-Broadcasts
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Many states allow for credit to be granted on a 1:1 reciprocal basis for courses approved in another mandatory CLE jurisdiction state. This is known as a reciprocity provision and includes the following states: AK, AR, HI, CT, FL, ME, MO, MT, ND, NH, NM, VT, NJ, NY, and WV. myLawCLE does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars or teleconferences in these states.
Section I. Basics of e-discovery
Section II. How to preserve electronically stored information
Section III. How to request electronically stored information in litigation
Section IV. How to use electronically stored information as evidence in summary judgment motion practice or trial
Section V. Advanced tactics in e-discovery
Section VI. Overcoming objections to e-discovery
Section VII. Defending against the abuse of e-discovery
Section VIII. Dealing with difficult or unethical opposing counsel
Section IX. Arguing to judges who are unfamiliar with e-discovery