Whee! You Can Attend This Year’s WiE Houston Conference From Anywhere: eDiscovery Best Practices

For the past few years, the Women in eDiscovery Houston Chapter has conducted a one-day in-person conference at South Texas College of Law.  But, of course, this year, the WiE Houston conference (like so many others) has had to “go virtual”.  For you, that means you can attend from wherever you are!

WiE Houston is celebrating its 4th annual Conference eDiscovery in Transition: From Pre “e” and Beyond Virtual Conference to be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm CST and it’s presented in partnership with ACEDS Houston Chapter.

The virtual half-day forum presents two panels of industry experts connecting innovative technology providers, practitioners, and legal support staff to explore trending eDiscovery and legal tech solutions that have quickly become our new norm. Among the topics to be discussed are: pivoting to Work From Home (WFH), and virtual courtrooms at unprecedented speed, as well as a focus on the transitions experienced throughout the years, from before the “e” and beyond.

As in previous years, WiE Houston is offering #WiE2020andBeyond to attendees without a fee thanks to the support of their generous sponsors. In addition to the panels, they will be giving away a number of highly recognized certification course prizes and ending the afternoon with a virtual post event happy hour.

The current agenda and speakers are as follows:

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM: Online Registration

1:15 PM – 2:45 PM: Best Practices in a Post-Covid Legal Environment (90 min CLE Pending)

Speakers:

  • Honorable Donna Roth – Harris County Civil District 295th 
  • Maren Strandevold – Associate, Haynes & Boone
  • Dana Miller – Director of Delivery, Special Counsel
  • Sarah Hargreaves – AccessData Forensics Expert and Training Director
  • LaTonya Warner – Director of eDiscovery, Waste Management

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM: WiE National

Speaker:

  • Aileen Borders, J.D. CEDS – Executive Director, WiE National

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Where Has Your eDiscovery Career Taken You?

​Speakers:

  • Honorable Tanya Garrison – Harris County Civil District Court 157th
  • Khrys McKinney – Owner, KLMcKinney
  • Karen Pruitt – Vice President – Litigation Business Development, United Lex
  • Joni Miller – Director, System Integrators and Partners, Docusign
  • Britt Endeman – Partner, Forensic Risk Alliance

4:30 PM – 4:35 PM: Break

4:35 PM – 5:30 PM: Prize Drawings and Happy Hour Networking Event

5:30 PM: Closing Remarks

To register, click here.  As always, there are interesting and useful topics and a great group of speakers, so the rest of you (i.e., non-Houstonians) get to experience this year what the rest of us have been experiencing for the past few years! Whee!

So, what do you think?  Are you going to attend this year’s WiE Houston conference?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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