On Thursday, November 10, C|M|LAW hosted an innovative half-day conference on E-Discovery, Current E-Discovery Issues from a Practitioner and Judicial Perspective. C|M|LAW presented and organized the conference in conjunction with the Cleveland-based e-discovery firm JurInnov and the Jones Day law firm. The conference brought together judges, litigators, corporate counsel and industry experts to discuss the many pressing issues that have emerged in e-discovery practice. Professor Brian Ray was the driving force behind the conference at C|M, working closely with Mr. Timothy Opsitnick of JurInnov, and Mr. Ted Hiser of Jones Day.
The conference began by convening a practitioner’s roundtable to discuss current and emerging e-discovery issues, then brought in several judges to present the judicial perspective. Judicial participants included, The Honorable Dan Polster, Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, The Honorable James R. Knepp, II, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, and The Honorable Nancy Vecchiarelli, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. In addition to co-sponsor JurInnov, industry participants included, representatives from the Cleveland Clinic, Lubrizol, Cooper Tire & Rubber, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, Jones Day, Thorman & Hardin-Levine. Conference attendees received a tour of C|M|LAW’s new state-of-the-art electronic trial courtroom, complete with demonstrations of the court room’s advanced technology. Participants were invited to join a new Northern Ohio E-Discovery Roundtable that will convene periodically to continue discussing current trends and best practices in e-discovery.