Women in eDiscovery, a non-profit organization that brings together women interested in technology related to the legal profession, today announced its participation in the Masters Conference plus the new half-day conference,“Advancement of Women within the Legal Community.” Women in eDiscovery provides women the opportunity to help each other grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.
Once again, the Masters Conference has teamed up with Women in eDiscovery to offer special pricing and educational sessions at its upcoming conference. The theme of the Masters Conference 2012 on October 8-10 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. is Information Convergence: Creating Synergy Between Compliance, Discovery and Security. Experts will explore and share what leading corporations and law firms are doing today to remain compliant to government regulations. Sessions will cover the complexities and risks of information security and offer methodologies of protection and proper protocol. The conference will feature thought-leader discussions on what the future holds for discovery and will also offer management strategies that will focus on information convergence, technology and integration, financial planning and adherence to FRCP.
Tuesday, October 9, at 3:00 PM Eastern, Women in eDiscovery will hold a session at the Masters Conference titled,“Women Thought Leaders.” Members and Masters Conference attendees will learn the latest tips and tricks in eDiscovery and how you can integrate cloud computing and Web 2.0 into your strategy. They will also hear about key issues facing legal, compliance and IT professionals involved in supporting eDiscovery processes.
Special Guest Moderator is Laura Zubulake, author of the book "Zubulake's e-Discovery: The Untold Story of my Question for Justice." Panelists include Shawnna Childress, co-founder of Women in eDiscovery, Managing Consultant at IBM, and author of the book "eDiscovery Plain and Simple: A Plain English Crash Course in eDiscovery" (AuthorHouse, 2009); Zelda Samara Owens, Six Sigma Green Belt, Sr. Vice President at Strategic Legal and Women in eDiscovery New York Director; and Susan Taylor, Lead Project Manager at USIS | LABAT; and Lana Schell, co-founder of Women in eDiscovery and Manager of Channel Partnerships at Content Analyst.
On Wednesday, October 10, Women in eDiscovery, the Masters Conference and Georgetown Center for Continuing and Professional Education present “Advancement of Women within the Legal Community,” a half-day of education and networking.
The afternoon’s events include:
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch Reception and Presentation
1:00 – 2:00 Georgetown Certification Training – Kelly Holdcraft, Director, Georgetown Paralegal
1:00 – 2:00 Carving out traditional and non-traditional career paths in eDiscovery by leveraging skills sets in IT, PM, legal, sales, HR – WiE Executive Members
2:30 – 3:30 Women staying in the Forefront of Law and Technology – Allison Stanton, Director of E-Discovery, Civil Division, Department of Justice
2:30 – 3:30 Current trends re international eDiscovery challenges as presented by women on the bench, in government and large corporations, moderated by Zelda Owens.
Both evenings will conclude with a cocktail reception at the Masters Conference host hotel, the Grand Hyatt.
Hotel reservations, registration and member discount information can be found on the Women in eDiscovery website.
Women in eDiscovery has 30 chapters across three countries. The organization’s members are comprised of women from all walks of life, including general counsel, secretaries, partners, associates, chief operating officers, paralegals, litigation support and e-discovery professionals.
About Women in eDiscovery
Women in eDiscovery (womeninediscovery.org)is an organization that brings together women around the world who are interested in technology related to the legal industry. Its goal is to provide opportunities for businesswomen to grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and recognition. Currently, there are more than 5,200 members and 30 chapters worldwide.