Welcome to Module 4-L.

Judge Facciola on E-Discovery and Ethics.

Here is the keynote speech by Judge John Facciola on e-discovery and ethics at the NIU symposium on this topic. John is one of the top judges (or was, he’s retired now) and this is a magnificent speech. One of Losey’s favorite classes for that reason.




MANDATORY READING ASSIGNMENTS. Listen to or read the transcript of the interview on ESI Bytes of Ralph Losey on Ethics. Note at least one issue he touches upon in this interview not mentioned by Judge Facciola.

Additional Reading. Read one or more of the many other interviews, articles, or speeches by Judge Facciola on Ethics. Aside from him and Professor Losey, who else in the field of law seems to be concerned with ethics and electronic discovery? Read one or more interviews, articles, or speeches by them. Do you detect any substantial differences?

EXERCISE. Why do you think Judge Facciola portrayed his ideas on ethics as explosive?

Students are invited to leave a public comment below. Insights that might help other students are especially welcome. Let’s collaborate!

Copyright Ralph Losey 2015

Ralph is a Partner in LOSEY PLLC. The law firm was founded by his son and daughter-in-law, Adam and Cat Losey, and can be found at Losey.law. Ralph has over forty years of experience representing companies and individuals in information technology issues, including contracts and business advice. Ralph also has substantial experience in civil litigation, including commercial, intellectual property, employment and insurance. His litigation sub-specialty in these areas is fraud, primarily defense oriented, but he also initiated for the plaintiff, on behalf of the United States, several government fraud Qui Tam cases. One resulted in the largest False Claims Act settlement in history. For the past ten years Ralph has focused on a new area of the law that he has become passionate about, artificial intelligence, especially its use to find evidence and its ethical implications.

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