Approved for one hour of California General CLE Credit.
The duty of competency requires lawyers to have the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation of their clients.
eDiscovery has challenged many lawyers to provide their clients with competent representation on issues such as the preservation of ESI, effectively conduct Rule 26(f) conferences and devising search terms.
Please join us on June 21st at 9:30am PST/12:30pm EST for a discussion with Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola on the lawyer’s duty of competency in eDiscovery. Our discussion will include:
Ethical issues in the preservation of ESI
Competency & Search Terms
Duty of Candor To The Court
Ethical Challenges in Criminal Cases
About Magistrate Judge John Facciola:
John M. Facciola was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of Columbia in 1997. Prior to being appointed to the bench, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan from 1969-1973, and was in private practice in the District of Columbia from 1974-1982. Judge Facciola joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 1982 and served as Chief of the Special Proceedings section from 1989 until his appointment as Magistrate Judge. Judge Facciola is a frequent lecturer and speaker on the topic of electronic discovery. Judge Facciola is a member of the Sedona Conference Advisory Board, the Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery Institute Advisory Board and he is also the former Editor in Chief of The Federal Courts Law Review, the electronic law journal of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association. He has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Federal Judicial Center. His most recent publication is with Jonathan M. Redgrave, Asserting and Challenging Privilege Claims in Modern Litigataion: The Facciola-Redgrave Framework, 2009 Fed. Cts. L. Rev. 19 (2009). He received his A.B from the College of the Holy Cross and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.