Welcome to Module 4-M.

Lecture by Ralph Losey on Diligence and Cooperation.

Ralph began the NIU symposium on e-Discovery and Ethics in 2010 with this lecture. He shows how ethics drives e-discovery.





MANDATORY READING ASSIGNMENTS. Read the two cases and four opinions referenced in this video (three opinions in Bray and one in Florida A&M) and note some of the many odd facts in these cases. Do you know why the Florida attorneys were not sanctioned along with the New York attorneys? To help your research, I include here a copy of the third Bray case. The first two are online several places.

EXERCISES. Formulate a counter-argument to Losey’s assertion at the beginning of this lecture that not all litigation lawyers need to learn how to do e-discovery, that they can instead just delegate and rely on e-discovery specialists. Assuming you are a Senior level registered student, we suggest that you take advantage of this relatively easy assignment to begin review of all course materials and study for the final exam.

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 Losey is a practicing attorney who specializes in electronic discovery law. He is a principal in a U.S. law firm with over 50 offices & 800 lawyers where he supervises electronic discovery work and litigation support. Ralph has written over two million words on law and technology, including six books on electronic discovery. His latest books are "E-Discovery for Everyone" (ABA 2017) and "Perspectives on Predictive Coding" (ABA 2017) (ed. & contributor). His blog is widely read in the industry: "e-DiscoveryTeam.com." Ralph is the founder and principal author of "Electronic Discovery Best Practices" and "e-Discovery Team Training," a free online course covering all aspects of e-discovery. Ralph's sub-speciality is the search and review of electronic evidence using multimodal methods, including artificial intelligence. He also has a free online training program to teach these advanced methods - the "TAR Course." Ralph has devoted a month of his time each year since 2013 to research and test various AI-enhanced document review methods. In 2015 and 2016 Ralph and his Team participated in the TREC Total Recall Track experiments sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Ralph has been involved with computers and the law since 1978. His full biography is found at RalphLosey.com. Ralph is the proud father of two children, Eva M. Losey and Adam Colby Losey, a high-tech lawyer married to another e-discovery lawyer, Cat Jackson Losey, and, best of all, Ralph has been married since 1973 to Molly Friedman Losey, a mental health counselor and life-long friend.

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