Electronic Discovery in Florida State Court: Navigating New Rules for New Issues
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Every Florida lawyer handling matters governed by the Rules of Civil Procedure must understand and be able to apply the new e-discovery rules.
The Florida Supreme Court has also approved procedural rule amendments governing the discovery and production of electronically stored information in civil cases. Every Florida lawyer handling matters governed by the Rules of Civil Procedure must understand and be able to apply the new e-discovery rules. The Bar recorded a three-hour CLE education program concerning the newly adopted e-discovery rules. This course is taught by three practicing attorneys who helped draft the rules and a former Florida circuit judge, three of whom are also e-discovery educators. The presenters thoroughly cover the new electronic discovery rules and provide guidance on how to utilize the rules to meet professional obligations and to diligently advocate for clients regardless of practice area.
The course covers:
* What Florida’s new electronic discovery rules are, why each rule was adopted, and how the rules fit in the framework of existing law and civil procedure rules.
* How and why electronically stored information changed the way information exchanges must be handled in discovery and litigation.
* How electronically stored information changed the relationship between lawyers and the courts and between opposing counsel.
* What old habits lawyers must modify and change.
* Basic strategies and practices lawyers can adopt to keep them from running afoul of the new rules.
* How to make sure lawyers know enough about e-discovery to meet their professional responsibilities and be zealous advocates for their client.
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RALPH ARTIGLIERE is a writer and legal educator who is retired from the circuit bench in
Florida. He currently teaches judges in the Florida Judicial Colleges and lawyers in The Florida
Bar Advanced Trial Advocacy Course. Before his appointment to the bench in 2001 by Governor
Jeb Bush, Artigliere was a trial lawyer with Holland & Knight (1977-81); Lane, Trohn (1981-
91)(managing shareholder); and Anderson & Artigliere (1991-2001), where he tried primarily
professional negligence, medical malpractice, and product liability cases and was a certified
mediator. As a circuit judge from 2002-08, Artigliere served in the felony, family, probate, and
civil trial divisions, and was Administrative Judge of the Circuit’s civil and family divisions. He
has served in the past or currently serves on Florida Supreme Court and Florida Bar Committees,
including the Civil Rules Committee, the Supreme Court Civil Standard Jury Instructions
Committee, and the Florida Courts eFiling Committee. Mr. Artigliere is an active member of and
lecturer for The Sedona® Conference. As a lawyer, Artigliere was Av® rated by Martindale
Hubble and a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. He is a Fellow of the American
College of Trial Lawyers. Among his many published works, Artigliere is co-author with
William Hamilton of the LexisNexis Practice Guide, Florida e-Discovery and Evidence. Mr.
Artigliere graduated from the United States Military Academy, with honors, and from the
University of Florida College of Law, with high honors.
WILLIAM HAMILTON is a partner with the law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP and was a
founding partner of the firm’s Tampa office. Mr. Hamilton is Board Certified in Business
Litigation and in Intellectual Property Law by The Florida Bar. For over 25 years Mr. Hamilton
has litigated in state and federal courts disputes pertaining to software development and transfers,
intellectual property (copyright, trademark, patent and trade secrets law), e-commerce, data
security, telecommunications, trade regulation and unfair trade practices. Mr. Hamilton is
recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Florida’s Legal Elite, and Florida
Super Lawyers, and is a Litigation Counsel of America Fellow. Mr. Hamilton is AV® rated by
Martindale Hubble. Mr. Hamilton attended Lehigh University where he earned his Bachelor of
Arts degree, Washington University in St. Louis where he earned a Master of Arts degree in
philosophy, and the University of Florida Levin College of Law where he wrote for the law
review and earned his law degree. Mr. Hamilton is versed in various software programming
languages. Mr. Hamilton became involved in electronic discovery in the late 1990 while
representing telecommunications companies and retail marketers in class actions involving the
review of millions of electronic records. Mr. Hamilton is a member of Working Group 1 of The
Sedona Conference and also serves on the Search Committee of the Electronic Discovery
Reference Model. He is currently co-chair of Quarles & Brady’s electronic discovery practice
where he is consulted regularly on electronic discovery matters and writes for Quarles & Brady’s
e-discovery blog, E-Discovery Bytes at http://ediscovery.quarles.com. Mr. Hamilton teaches
Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida’s
Levin College of Law. This course was one of the first full credit law school ediscovery courses
in the nation. Mr. Hamilton is also a faculty member of the Florida Advanced Judicial College
and the American Arbitration Association University where he teaches electronic discovery and
evidence to judges and arbitrators. Mr. Hamilton is co-author with Ralph Artigliere of the
LexisNexis Practice® Guide, Florida E-Discovery and Evidence.
Kevin D. Johnson
KEVIN D. JOHNSON is a partner in the firm of Thompson, Sizemore & Gonzalez, P.A., in Tampa, Florida. He was born in Gainesville, Florida and attended the University of Florida, where he earned an undergraduate degree and a law degree with honors. Since joining Thompson, Sizemore & Gonzalez in 1994, he has practiced exclusively in the area of employment law. His practice consists of defending employers against employment-related lawsuits and counseling employers regarding compliance with a wide range of employment laws. His clients include Outback Steakhouse, Beall's, the BayCare Health System, Shands Hospital, Bayfront Medical Center, Pulte Homes, and a number of other employers both large and small located throughout Florida.
RALPH LOSEY is an attorney in private practice with the law firm of Jackson Lewis, LLP, where he is a Partner and the firm's National e-Discovery Counsel. Ralph is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida College of Law teaching e-discovery and advanced ediscovery. He is also an active member and lecturer for The Sedona Conference. Ralph is the principle author and publisher of a popular weekly blog on e-discovery, e-Discovery Team Blog, which is generally recognized as the industry's best read and most influential blog on e-discovery news, opinion and analysis. He is a prolific author on e-discovery, writing an average of one article per week for the e-Discovery Team Blog, since 2006. His works include five books and three law review articles in the past four years. Ralph has a long history in commercial litigation in both state and federal court, with an emphasis on technology-related issues, ERISA disputes, and Qui Tam government fraud cases. His experience includes one of the largest e-discovery cases in Central Florida in the 1990s, and several multi-billion dollar cases in the first decade of the 2000s. Ralph was the founder and chair of Akerman Senterfitt's e-discovery practice group from 2006 to April, 2010. Prior to becoming a shareholder at Akerman in 2004, he was a shareholder with Katz Kutter and Subin, Shams, Rosenbluth, Moran, Losey and Brennan, P.A.. At Subin Shams he was in charge of the firm's computer systems for over 15 years. Ralph has unique practical experience as a computer user and amateur programmer going back to 1978. Ralph graduated from Vanderbilt University, 1973, B.A., and the University of Florida College of Law, 1979, J.D. Honors.
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Simple, clear and practical explanation of a concept many are not familiar with. Thank you! - Aimee (Coral Gables, FL)
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