H5 is proud to sponsor the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) Eighth Annual General Counsel Institute™ (GCI), to be held on November 7th and 8th in New York City. (http://www.nawl.org/)
One of NAWL’s stated goals is to promote efforts that help senior counsel affirm their own strengths and “opportunity areas,” commit to grow and develop personally and professionally, align with the businesses they support and bring innovative change to their organizations. To that end, the GCI creates a forum for frank conversation and the exchange of ideas among women on strategies to successfully develop talent, leverage best practices, and provide best-in-class legal services within the enterprise.
This year’s theme is Success Strategies: Defining Success and Adding Value as In-House Counsel in the 21st Century. Featured in one of the workshops on Successful Legal Departments, Successful Companies will be a panel discussion, with participation by H5’s General Counsel Julia Brickell, on “Not Your Mother’s E-Discovery – How Recent Developments in the Law and Technology Present New Promises and Challenges for Cost Savings and Risk Reduction.”
This promises to be an interesting and important panel. The knowledge required of counsel in discovery is rapidly evolving—especially in regard to the role of technology-assisted review—as judges (and professional rules) increasingly focus on technology as a component of lawyer competence. What is the import of the recent opinions about technology-assisted review? What is the obligation to supervise? What factors affect defensibility? How does counsel balance risk and cost? The panel will demystify the issues that surround the use of technology in the creation of data, the tools to review it, and the methods used to evaluate results.
GCI always provides valuable insights and we encourage senior counsel to register and attend. We wish NAWL the best for another successful event and will report back in True North with highlights and a summary of the panel discussion.