Editor's note: This is the inaugural edition of "Next!," our weekly recommendations of upcoming notable events, programs, webinars, and seminars plus a few "must calendar" items in the next month or so. Planning a program? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line "Next!"
March 11: No topic is hotter right now than cybersecurity, and we'll be reporting on the Monday briefing by Venable, from noon to 2:30 p.m. (Eastern). Participants include Ari Schwartz, senior policy advisor to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Secretary of Commerce; Adam Sedgewick, senior internet policy advisor, for the National Institute of Standards and Technology; Venable partner Jamie Barnett (who previously served as chief of public safety and homeland security for the Federal Communications Commission; James Burnley, former U.S. secretary of transportation; and Venable partner John Bowman, former acting director of the Office of Thrift Supervision. They will be discussing the ramifications of President Barack Obama's recent Cybersecurity Executive Order. To register, visit http://info.venable.com/cybersecurity-webinar-3-11-2013.
March 18: "The Business and Ethics of Managing a 21st Century Law Firm: The Impact of Technology on the Future of Law Firms." This panel will focus on the many kinds of technology influencing the way today's law firm does business and the ethical questions this technology raises. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Lincoln Center Campus Lowenstein Building, South Lounge, New York City. Free, open to the public, CLE credit available. Registration: law.fordham.edu/managinglawfirms/technology.
March 21: ALM's Virtual LegalTech. Among the panels will be "Addressing the Big Data Dilemma: Deletion, Automation, and Managing Legal Risk. Speakers: Consultant Ronald Hedges, Jason R. Baron, director of litigation at the National Archives and Records Administration, Barry Murphy, principal analyst, eDJ Group. Brian Weiss, vice president information governance of sponsor HP Autonomy moderates.
ON THE HORIZON
April 4: "What can happen when a federal agency wants access to the electronic records of a business entity? What types of information can the agency seek? What limits might there be on what the agency wants? How should the electronic information be produced? What role is there for negotiation in response to demands and what might negotiation address?" Consultant Ronald Hedges, a retired U.S.D.C. magistrate judge (N.J), says those questions will be addressed when the Practicing Law Institute hosts, "Government Investigations 2013: The Role of Electronic Information in Investigation and Response," in New York City, and as a live webcast. Moderator: David Shonka, acting general counsel of the Federal Trade Commission. Among the speakers: Maura Grossman (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz); U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge John Facciola (D.C.). http://at.law.com/LTNN1.
April 4-5: University of Florida Levin College of Law and EDRM are offering a two-day event, "E-Discovery for the Small and Medium Case." Reports William Hamilton: "Our conference is for the everyday case, the small and medium case. It is really an outreach program to the bar and litigation support professionals. The idea was initially generated by the new Florida state court e-discovery rules (September 1, 2012) and the new ABA commentary on technological competence," he said.
"Most programs and conferences talk about what to do at a high level that just frustrates the regular attorney who leaves the typical one hour CLE scared and frustrated, but not knowing what to do. So we decided to do an out-reach conference as a public service," said Hamilton, a partner at Quarles & Brady in Tampa, who is an adjunct professor at the UF college of law and dean of academics at Bryan University. http://www.law.ufl.edu/academics/ediscovery-conference.
April 4-6: American Bar Association Techshow. Hilton Chicago (Early bird rates deadline: Monday March 11.)
UPCOMING ALM TECH EVENTS
March 21: Virtual LegalTech
May 21-22: LegalTech West Coast (L.A.).
Monica Bay is editor-in-chief of Law Technology News and a member of the California Bar. Email: email@example.com. Twitter: @lawtechnews @LTNMonicaBay.