Friday Legalweek 2022

Friday Legalweek 2022 Sessions and Activities: Legal Technology Trends

It’s the last day! Legalweek 2022 continued yesterday with a several more sessions and extracurricular events. Here are the Friday Legalweek 2022 sessions and activities!

Each day, I’ve been covering what’s going on at the conference in terms of sessions and selected other events. Today is a shortened travel day, but it still has several terrific sessions related to eDiscovery, information governance, cybersecurity and data privacy, including the annual judges debate!


With that in mind, here’s a list of the Friday Legalweek 2022 sessions of note you may want to check out (all times ET):

Annual Legalweek Judges Debate | Advocacy Under the Federal Rules and Rule 1.1

Friday Legalweek 2022 Sessions 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Now you can be the judge! Join us at the judicial keynote for Legalweek’s first-ever judges debate where the nation’s leading jurists will debate current discovery positions and applicable attorney ethics topics.

Originally designed by discovery thought leaders Hon. James “Jay” C. Francis IV (ret.) and Patrick Oot, this session will include thought-provoking hypotheticals debated by our judicial faculty where each judicial advocate will be asked to take a position that may not necessarily align with actual rulings.

The audience will then be asked for their ruling using Legalweek’s polling technology. How will you rule?

Speakers: Patrick Oot, Attorney, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP; Hon. Andrew Peck, Senior Counsel, DLA Piper; Hon. Kimberly Priest Johnson, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; Hon. Timothy Driscoll, Justice of the Supreme Court, State of New York.

Friday Legalweek 2022 Sessions 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Data Ethics: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Data is at the core of every decision corporations make and has become a powerful resource that will only continue to drive innovation and change across industries. However, data does come with some ethical challenges and many organizations are trying to find the balance between using data in an ethically sound manner and achieving results. This session will:

  • Define data ethics and what it means to be ethically responsible
  • Highlight the biggest ethical issues that arise when collecting, storing, and using data to drive business decisions
  • Explore the guiding principles and best practices every business leader should implement when handling data

Speakers: Dora Wang, Partner, Reed Smith LLP; Kevin Fumai, Asst. General Counsel, Oracle; Alexandra Ross, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, Director, Senior Data Protection, Use & Ethics Counsel, Autodesk; Ignatius Grande, Director, Berkeley Research Group, LLC.

Friday Legalweek 2022 Sessions 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Search 2.0: Integrating AI with Keywords to Revolutionize Document Search

Since the dawn of e-discovery, keyword search has been the primary means to find relevant documents. As we all know, it doesn’t work very well (too few hits, too many misses) and Boolean syntax can be complex. There were no other options … until now.

Meet Sherlock, the world’s first AI-powered digital bloodhound and the backbone of Merlin’s Integrated Search platform. Sherlock analyzes one or more starting documents and returns other highly-relevant documents in the blink of an eye, expediting your review. Sherlock works like Pandora Radio, only when you click “Thumbs Up” he finds great documents rather than great music.

Join us for a look at Search 2.0, and learn how the real-time integration of keyword and algorithmic search can be a game changer for investigations and discovery, making review more efficient and cost effective. You have to see it to believe it.

Speakers: John Tredennick, Founder and CEO, Merlin Search Technologies; David Greetham, Principal, PC Forensics; Deborah Temkin, Managing Member, Trace Forensic Experts LLC; Martin Tully, Partner, Redgrave LLP.

It has been quite a week! Look for my recap of Legalweek 2022 next week!

So, what do you think?  Did you attend Legalweek 2022 this week? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

Disclaimer: The views represented herein are exclusively the views of the authors and speakers themselves, and do not necessarily represent the views held by my employer, my partners or my clients. eDiscovery Today is made available solely for educational purposes to provide general information about general eDiscovery principles and not to provide specific legal advice applicable to any particular circumstance. eDiscovery Today should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a lawyer you have retained and who has agreed to represent you.

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