Online evidence and investigations specialist Cernam, who organised the extremely successful e-Discovery Ireland 2011 conference, are thinking of running it again. They are sensibly trying to gauge interest before committing to it, and have set up a web page to solicit our views, including the best month for it. I have said that I will do it on any date where I am not supposed to be somewhere else.
Last year, through no fault of Cernam, the conference was sandwiched between a conference in Washington and one in Singapore, and I saw no more of Dublin than is visible from a cab window on the way to the airport. I hope to do better next time.
One tangible result from last year’s conference is that I heard Mr Justice Frank Clarke speak and sat next to him at dinner. When IQPC were organising their Information Governance and eDiscovery Strategy Exchange for Washington this autumn (19 to 21 September) they wanted as broad a jurisdictional range as possible for the judicial panel. I suggested that they approach Mr Justice Clarke and, as a result, he is speaking both in Washington (where I am the Moderator) and at IQPC’s Munich eDiscovery event on 27 to 29 November. I will write separately about both these conferences shortly.
Meanwhile, pleased do register your interest in the Dublin conference.