“Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future” the Danish humorist Robert Storm Petersen once said. Or maybe it was Danish physicist Niels Bohr. Or Yogi Berra. Either way, he had it right. But that doesn’t mean prediction is impossible, particularly when many future trends are already playing out today. Trends like (some) courts’ embrace of inherent authority for spoliation sanctions, in order to “fill the cracks” created by recent amendments to the federal rules, or the spread of discovery to more and more practice areas and more and more types of law firms, as electronic evidence becomes increasingly important in all varieties of litigation.
Wednesday afternoon, Logikcull gathered together three unmatched prognosticators to take a look at the legal trends shaping the year ahead: Antigone Peyton, head of the Intellectual Property and Technology Law group at Protorae Law; Brett Burney, attorney, consultant and esteemed legal technologist; and Michael Simon, principal at Seventh Samurai and eDiscovery expert.
It was a rousing, fast-paced presentation, covering everything from the recent or imminent retirement of the first generation of “eDiscovery judges” (and why that might be a good thing), to the growing importance of the meet and confer and the ways lawyers are addressing novel technologies like the Internet of Things—and they are addressing them, if slowly.
If you missed the presentation, that doesn’t mean you’ve missed out. A recording of the presentation is available below, along with a copy of the presentation slides.
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