Jul 30, 2020 2:00 pm

This program will discuss ethical issues arising in discovery practice.  The program will cover ethical issues that arise in reviewing and processing boxes full of documents, whether manually, with the aid of software, or by using an outside vendor, and in depositions.  The program will cover the disclosure of inadvertently released privileged documents and their handling.  It will also discuss crucial steps to preserving the attorney-client privilege when working with outside vendors, transferring documents electronically, or using paralegals for discovery.  The program will also review the duty of candor before tribunals and how to handle dishonest clients.  This program will provide you with a real-world guide to substantial issues ethical issues that arise in discovery practice.

Key Topics

  • A description of the paralegal’s role in the discovery process
  • E-discovery
  • Duty of candor to the tribunal during discovery
  • Ethical issues when you learn that a client is dishonest
  • Inadvertent disclosure privileged documents and their handling
  • Ethics in depositions – conferring with witnesses, using video depositions and more
  • Ethical issues in widespread data mining of discovery documents
  • Issues involving metadata in electronic files – documents, email, text messages
  • Attorney-client privilege and security issues of working with outside e-discovery vendors
  • Ethics and social media discovery
  • Spoliation of evidence issue