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Annual Electronic Discovery and Evidence Training Institute

This is announcing the upcoming Electronic Discovery and Evidence Training Institute to be held in Phoenix, Arizona on December 1 and 2, 2011. The Institute is dedicated to providing practical, structured, and cohesive CLE training in the area of ediscovery. It is focused on providing legal professionals with training on essential legal and technological issues surrounding electronic discovery. This live presentation includes over 18 hours of online instruction and acclaimed publications.

Phoenix, AZ, October 01, 2011 --( Law Partner Publishing, the State Bar of Arizona Trial Practice Section and the Center for Law Science and Technology, which is part of the Sandra Day O'Connor ASU College of Law, announce the upcoming conference entitled:

Electronic Discovery and Evidence Training Institute
December 1 and 2, 2011
Arizona State University
Mercado Center
Downtown Phoenix, AZ

What is the Electronic Discovery and Evidence Training Institute?

The Electronic Discovery and Evidence Training Institute is dedicated to providing practical, structured, and cohesive CLE training in the area of ediscovery. The Institute is focused on providing legal professionals with training on essential legal and technological issues surrounding electronic discovery.

It provides legal practitioners and associated professionals with the most current, relevant information and practices which are essential to the development of a competent, professional group. The Institute strives to achieve these objectives through high quality live and online presentations.

The Institute solicits the most prominent lawyers, judges and other legal practitioners who speak and write for the organization.

The Institute is focused on utilizing traditional and emerging technologies to assist in offering live courses, live webcasts and on-demand online courses.

Highlights of the Upcoming Institute

Today, electronic discovery is a vital part of litigation. Attorneys are faced with a changing format of evidence - evidence created and stored electronically. Now, emails, metadata, text messaging, word processing documents, spreadsheets, and other electronic files are the "smoking guns" of evidence.

The ability to request and/or produce electronic evidence, including issuing a legal hold, can mean the difference between winning and losing your next case and avoiding court imposed sanctions and disciplinary actions.

At this conference you will learn about the convergence between the law and technology as well as review the substantive and procedural law of the discovery of ESI. You will learn from some of the leading experts and educators in the field.

This Institute provides a unique eDiscovery training opportunity for legal professionals for several reasons.

- Practical and Structured Technology and Legal Training from Top Experts
- Judges Will Provide Their View From the Bench
- Real Clients Provide Their eDiscovery Concerns
- Mock 26(f) Meet and Confer will be Conducted
- Includes Over 15 Hours of Online On-Demand Instructional Training
- Includes Acclaimed eDiscovery Publications and Model Forms
- Service Providers Will Respond to a Mock eDiscovery Service Proposal

Distinguished Speakers Include:

Vice Chief Justice Andrew D. Hurwitz
Arizona Supreme Court

The Honorable David Campbell (tentative)
Arizona Federal District Court

The Honorable Samuel A. Thumma
Maricopa County Superior Court

Michael Arkfeld
Arkfeld and Associates

George L. Paul
Lewis and Roca

Joshua Gilliland
Bowtie Law

Online Instruction

This is a complex subject involving the convergence of law and technology. For this reason you will also be provided, in addition to the live presentation, with access to over 18 hours of structured online instruction that you can access before and after the live presentation for a limited period of time

Institute Course Publications

After the conference, participants will return to their office with a copy of the authoritative Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence treatise, Best Practice Guides, practice forms and knowledge to help them guide their firm, client or company through the many e-discovery challenges. For further information visit Law Partner Publishing, LLC (

Reviewers have labeled the treatise as “peerless among publications,” “an extraordinarily useful, practical and accessible guide,” “magnificent resource,” “a solid digital discovery reference resource, packed full of detailed information and replete with case citations,” "extremely valuable new book," “comprehensive and comprehensible” and a “powerhouse of information.” (Complete reviews are available at

The Electronic Discovery and Evidence treatise was referenced by the Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin in Zubulake v. UBS Warburg LLC, No. CIV.02C1243, 2004 WL 1620866, at *49 (S.D. N.Y. July 20, 2004).

This leading treatise has been purchased by more than 10,000 of the top law firms, corporations, service bureaus, government organizations and law libraries in the country. The treatise has become the textbook of choice for the Department of Justice, law schools and is provided online for the SEC’s enforcement unit and was used as the core content for the Georgetown eDiscovery Academy (June, 2011).

Speaker Comments

In his comments on the Institute Michael Arkfeld stated, “The Courts are continuing to impose severe sanctions on law firms, counsel and their clients for failing to properly preserve and disclose ESI. Whether it is federal or state court, it is mandatory that all counsel learn about his or her obligations with identifying and preserving ESI. Whether it is text messaging, social networking or twitter it is necessary to not only understand the technology, but how to advise your clients on the legal issues affecting their use of these new forms of communication. The transition to digital information is no longer in its infancy; we are now in the midst of using mature digital technologies in business and in our personal lives. This Institute is directed to providing counsel and others with guidance in this important area.”

Note to Editors: A limited number of admissions to the Conference and review copies of the treatise are available if you are planning on attending the conference or are preparing a review article based on this treatise.

Media Contact: Michael Arkfeld
LawCLECenter (
Ph: 602.993.1937

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Michael Arkfeld
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Filename: eDiscoveryInstituteBrochure.pdf

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