ABA TECHSHOW® 2007 — Judge Shira A. Scheindlin to Speak as the Keynote

The Honorable Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, of United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, will give the ABA TECHSHOW 2007 Keynote Presentation on Thursday, March 22.

Judge Scheindlin is renowned for a series of landmark decisions in Zubulake v. UBS Warburg which ended with a $29 million verdict. Her Zubulake opinions validated "sampling" evidence as a viable option to determine whether relevant evidence exists, laid down the factors to be considered in cost-shifting, delineated the difference between "accessible" and "inaccessible" evidence, gave guidance on the issue of spoliation, outlined the requirements of litigation holds, and detailed the duties of both clients and attorneys in the continued monitoring of preservation and production of evidence. The Zubulake opinions, taken collectively, are often referred to as the "gold standard" of electronic discovery and have been cited with approval in courts throughout the country.

ABA TECHSHOW, the world’s premier legal technology conference and exposition, will be held from March 22-24, 2007 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers and promises to bring three exciting days of programming and networking. On Friday, March 23, a special Solo/Small Firm Day will highlight two tracks and several educational sessions geared toward the solo and small firm lawyer. A one-day rate is available for those solo and small firm lawyers.

And, on a personal note, I just received my invitation to speak at ABA TECHSHOW 2007, so I am a happy camper. I’m going to be involved in one interesting new idea. They are again going to have four "60 Tips" programs on topics ranging from marketing to technology, but then they will have a "Best of Tips" program presenting the best tips from each of those programs. I bet we have a big crowd for that one.