The Masters Conference for Legal Professionals takes place in Washington on 3 to 5 October at the Ronald Regan Centre. I will be there, as always – this is one of my favourite events in the calendar, and often my only excuse to go to Washington each year.
The Masters Conference has just released its full list of speakers which, as usual, includes well-known representatives from the judiciary, from law firms, from providers and from corporations. I am taking part in a panel organised by Digital Reef and called Early Case Assessment: Is It Working? The moderator is Navigant’s Shawnna Childress and the panel comprises Steve Akers, of Digital Reef, Browning Marean of DLA Piper US, Bill Belt of LeClairRyan, Michelle Briggs of Goodwin Procter, and Hampton Coley of Hughes Hubbard & Reed.
I have done events with several of these people before. Shawnna Childress is a co-founder of Women in eDiscovery and a tireless promoter of eDiscovery education in addition to her day job. Browning Marean and I have shared platforms in most of the common law jurisdictions. Bill Belt and I do Virtual LegalTech webinars together, most recently on 15 September. I moderated a video with Steve Akers a few weeks ago. I anticipate a lively panel with this mix of people.
The rest of the agenda looks interesting, as it always does, with a judicial panel, a session on predictive coding and, not to be missed, the annual Women in eDiscovery panel, sponsored by AccessData and moderated, for the third year running, by AccessData’s Caitlin Murphy.
I will, alas, miss the last day – Browning Marean and I are both due in Dublin on Thursday for the eDiscovery Ireland 2011 conference.