A good discovery will help you prepare your client for trial and understand your opponent’s case. A great discovery will force your opponent to settle, and at the very least, set you up for a less stressful and better organized trial. Get practical tips from the pros on how to be great (if not divine) at this half-day program on key elements such as preparation, e-discovery, credibility, and undertakings. Whether you are a new lawyer preparing for your first discovery, or a seasoned veteran looking to improve your technique, this program will help you hone your skills.
Affidavits of Documents, Privilege, Confidentiality and EDiscovery Fundamentals:
- Preparing the affidavit of documents and building your case
- Discovery plans
- Sufficiently instructing/protecting your client
- Examining the e-Discovery Guidelines and OBA precedents
- Your role as counsel in document preservation
- Attacking your opponent’s affidavit of documents
- What you need to know about privilege and confidentiality
- How to particularize privileged documents in Schedule B to the Affidavit of Documents
- Relevance under the January 1, 2010 amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure
- Use of e-Discovery information/documents at trial
- Do you need to produce witness statements?
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