University of Denver

Fundamentals of E-Discovery for State Court Judges

June 11, 2014

On June 11, 2014, IAALS and the National Judicial College co-hosted Fundamentals of E-Discovery for State Court Judges, a webcast available for state court judges at no cost.

The webcast remains available for judges to view on the NJC's website, and we encourage judges to take advantage of this free and easily accessible education.

In the fall of 2013, IAALS and the NJC co-hosted an educational summit exclusively tailored for state court judges on all facets of the discovery of ESI—from preservation to production to eventual use at trial. In attendance were 44 judges from 32 states, from Vermont to Hawaii.

In June 2014, IAALS and the NJC extended this education even further, by co-hosting Fundamentals of E-Discovery for State Court Judges, a free webcast that reached more than 80 additional judges from over 30 states. The webcast faculty included Justice Daniel J. Crothers (North Dakota Supreme Court), Maura R. Grossman, Esq. (Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), and Judge Thomas A. Zonay (District Court, Vermont), with an introduction by IAALS Executive Director Rebecca Love Kourlis.

The webcast focused on providing state court judges with core training on the topic of ESI. Topics included an explanation of terminology, a discussion of the various stages of electronic discovery, and practical guidance for judges facing ESI issues in their courtrooms, including issues of admissibility and spoliation.

From her presentation, click on the video below to see Maura Grossman explain the first two ways that ESI differs from paper. Click here to view the full webcast.