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Judge John Facciola is Highlight of Georgetown E-Discovery Program

July 1, 2013

Last week Georgetown Law School hosted their first e-discovery and litigation technology conference for federal attorneys.  The program was designed to promote sharing among colleagues about their successes and failures in situations where:

  1. The government is the requesting party in criminal and civil investigations;
  2. The government is the producing party in litigation and in responding to FOIA – and other forms of access requests; and
  3. Government agencies have unique “information governance” issues and concerns while operating under challenging fiscal and technological constraints.

Of all the presenters, Federal Magistrate Judge John Facciola was recognized as being a stand-out in both his topic and presentation of information.  Judge Facciola discussed the role of ethics in technology and presented hypothetical situations for his audience to consider and respond to.  One attendee, Senior Special Counsel Patrick Oot noted:

Facciola discussed one of his favorite topics: that all attorneys must educate themselves about technology in order to meet their ethical obligations to clients.

Judge Facciola warned his audience:

“The notion of just hanging a shingle and not taking time to understand the technology runs afoul with the (ethics) rules.”

To read more of Patrick Oot’s review of the conference, click here.

If you have experience working with Federal Magistrate Judge John Facciola, visit his profile on Courtroom Insight and write a review.

Sources: Georgetown Law and Law Technology News

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