UPDATED: Records Retention Policies and eDiscovery Readiness

Records Retention Policies and eDiscovery Readiness
When? April 08, 2010 from 2 until 4 pm
Where? Capital Hill Suites Hotel
Who? Speaker: Dominic Jaar

Session Summary:
Records Retention Policies and eDiscovery Readiness
Information is the most valuable asset of most organizations. However, with the advent of electronic documents and technology, organizations lost most of the control they had over it. Unfortunately, they often realised how poorly managed this asset is when they are being sued or investigated, or when they see a reduction in productivity or increased risks and costs, i.e. once it is too late! This session will focus on providing you and your organization with practical tips to improve information management, increase productivity and efficiency, while reducing risks and expenses. This session will give you the necessary to convince your colleagues and employers that information management is not a cost center but rather a profit center that will enable your organization to be more competitive in today’s economy.

Speaker Biography: Dominic Jaar
E-discovery and legal technology expert, Dominic Jaar is the founder and president of Ledjit Consulting, a Canadian firm specializing in information management and e-discovery. He is also the CEO of the Canadian Centre on Court Technology. He speaks throughout North America and is a prolific writer on many legal and technology issues. He is frequently quoted in the press as an expert on electronic information.

Mr. Jaar is on the editorial board of Sedona Canada and was in charge of drafting the French version of The Sedona Canada Principles on E-discovery. He is also a member of The Sedona Conference’s working groups 1 (USA) and 6 (International). He is also involved in Sedona’s Cloud Computing and Privacy working groups. Mr. Jaar is the co-president of the Montreal Bar Association Technology Advisory Liaison Committee with the Quebec courts and the president of the IT security committee of the Quebec Bar. He is the president of the Law Practice Management and Technology section of the Canadian Bar Association. He is on the ABA Techshow planning board and is an executive member of the board of the Canadian IT Association. Furthermore, Mr Jaar is the founder and organizer of LegalIT, Canada’s premier conference on legal technologies.

Prior to founding Ledjit, Dominic Jaar worked as a commercial litigator at Bell Canada’s legal department. Besides pleading cases for Bell, he advised his clients on electronic discovery, electronic information management, compliance and retention policies. Prior to moving in-house, Mr. Jaar worked as a commercial litigator at Borden Ladner Gervais where he specialised in technology related matters. He is a member of the Quebec Bar. He graduated from Laval University after studying at Western University (Common Law) and Aix-Marseille III (International and European Law).

CLA members: $40
Members of other professional organizations: $45
Non-Members: $50

CLA Student members: $20
Student non-members: $25

Register by sending your name and membership/student status to: rsvp@caslisottawa.on.ca by April 7. If you require a receipt for this event please include a request with your RSVP.

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