A webinar is taking place TODAY, 9 January at 1.00pm EST, with the title Emerging E-Discovery Challenges in Construction Cases: Tips, Tricks, Tweets and Texts. It is organised by the American Bar Association, and Albert Barsocchini, Head of Strategic Consulting at NightOwl Discovery is one of the speakers. The Programme Description and registration information can be found here.
I have had some recent exposure to the implications of managing electronic documents in construction litigation from spending a day moderating a training day in London for TeCSA, the Technology and Construction Court Solicitors Association. The output from that is a new eDisclosure Resources section on the TeCSA website. I have also been asked to join a new TeCSA eDisclosure Working Party, so will have further involvement as the new TeCSA eDisclosure Protocol takes effect.
Although there are obvious differences between the rules relating to eDiscovery / eDisclosure in the US and in England and Wales, the implications for the parties and their lawyers are much the same. The ABA webinar looks at a typical construction project dispute with, as an interesting and topical twist, a focus on capturing and mining the data from mobile devices and various communications platforms – the nature of a construction project is that many of its participants work away from the office and are more dependent that most on mobile devices and on whatever means are available to communicate. This subject, as regular readers will know, is another area on which I have focussed recently.
In addition to Albert Barsocchini, the faculty for this webinar includes Jennifer A. Mahar of Smith Pachter McWhorter, PLC and John W. Simek of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.