Georgetown EDI

Georgetown EDI Highlights from Dr. Gavin Manes of Avansic: eDiscovery Trends

I missed the Georgetown EDI conference this year, so I was grateful to see that Dr. Gavin Manes of Avansic provided this recap! Makes me want to go next year!

In his post (What I Learned at Georgetown EDI, available here), Gavin discusses his observations from the first conference that he’s attended in a few years. As Gavin noted, it was “quite a treat” to be surrounded by a group of peers and they were “an incredibly knowledgeable group”, which is consistent with what I’ve experienced with Georgetown conferences.

Gavin also noted that he “was incredibly fortunate to speak on the Identifying and Challenging Fabricated Evidence panel. There were some excellent questions and comments from the audience. Overall, I was reassured that my peers are also amazed by how far fabricated evidence makes it in the legal process. After the panel, armchair discussions sprung up about the kinds of false evidence we are seeing and how it is growing more sophisticated every day. Unfortunately, we are also seeing some less sophisticated fake evidence (such as forwarding an email and modifying the header) going the distance without being challenged, despite existing technology that allows for the modification of email threads.”


Having seen Gavin discuss this topic in a webinar last year with Craig Ball, I’ll bet it was very interesting and enlightening!

Gavin has some other observations about the conference here, so check it out! It’s just one more click! 😉

So, what do you think? Did you attend the Georgetown EDI conference? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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