Tom O'Connor
Committee Chair


Best Practices for Working with ESI: E-Discovery for the Rest of Us CLE Webinar
Friday, July 30, 2021
[1 hour of CLE]

E-Discovery is no longer a big case, a Federal court issue. The widespread usage of electronic media for data storage and business communication makes it the primary source of evidence in all case types from criminal to domestic. But what are the issues in handling this evidence type?  Our panel has a jurist, a consultant, and a service provider with a wealth of experience in this area and they will share their insights with you including:

  1. How to identify and preserve your clients' electronic evidence.
  2. The importance of a budget in that process
  3. When to get a consultant involved
  4. How to best leverage using a service provider
  5. Common mistakes in exchanging data with your opponent
  6. Authenticating electronic evidence for use in court
  7. Presenting electronic evidence at hearings or trial

But the ultimate solution is more than just knowing the rules, avoiding e-jargon, and understanding the technology. The fact is that technology is not the key to successful management of eDiscovery in small cases. Rather, the single most effective way to keep eDiscovery costs low is to work with your opposition in a cooperative manner so you can stipulate to the use of low-cost solutions. In our estimation, it is the process not the technology or, as one noted technologist once commented, “It’s the archer, not the arrow.”


Speakers: Judge Scott U. Schlegel, 24th Judicial District Court, Division D
Tom O'Connor, Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center, E-Discovery Committee Chair
Bruce Markowitz, Evolver Legal Services

Date: Friday, July 30, 2021

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Live Zoom Webinar

CLE: 1 hour of CLE Credit

NOBA member discount: $20.00
Non-member price: $40.00
Summer Law Clerks: Free!

*All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% convenience fee.


  1. NOBA Members can pay online by clicking here. 
  2. Non-members can pay online by clicking here.
  3. Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453
  4. Email Briana Nelms.

*We take everything but American Express. All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% convenience fee. 

Please note our updated cancellation policy:
Payment is expected before the start of programs in order to attend. Cancellations must be received in writing two days in advance in order to receive a refund. No shows are not eligible for refunds and will be charged for the program, plus an administrative billing fee.


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