The University of Baltimore Law Review and Stephen L. Snyder Center for Litigation Skills at the University of Baltimore School of Law will be sponsoring a symposium on electronically stored information on March 13, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with a reception to follow, at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Topics to be covered include both practice under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and new developments, such as the recent ESI amendments to the Maryland Rules. Presentations will include the keynote speaker, Professor Richard Marcus, University of California-Hastings College of Law, and panel members, The Honorable Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., Court of Appeals of Maryland, The Honorable Paul W. Grimm and The Honorable John M. Facciola, United States Magistrate Judges, The Honorable Dennis M. Sweeney (ret.), Circuit Court for Howard County, Ronald J. Hedges, Counsel at Nixon Peabody, LLP, Courtney Ingraffia Barton, LexisNexis Applied Discovery, Robert D. Klein, Esquire, Wharton, Levin, Ehrmantraut & Klein, P.A., and Michael D. Berman, Office of the Attorney General of Maryland. Reservations are not required; however, seating is limited to 200 people. There will be no charge for the program.
This program is being put together by Chief Magistrate Judge Paul W. Grimm, and Michael D. Berman, Esq. Judge Grimm has written some of the key e-discovery opinions of our time, including Hopson v. Mayor, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29882 (D.Md. Nov. 22, 2005) and Lorraine v. Markel American Ins. Co., PWG-06-1893 (D. Md May 4, 2007). He is a prolific writer and speaker on the topic of e-discovery. Michael D. Berman, who is with the Maryland Office of the Attorney General, is also an expert in the area of e-discovery. He is one of the drafters of the District of Maryland Suggested Protocol for the Discovery of Electronically Stored Information and co-author with Judge Grimm on the Introduction to the LexisNexis publication of the Protocol. Judge Grimm and Michael Berman are also adjunct professors at the University of Baltimore School of Law where they teach a class on Electronic Discovery. The Symposium is not to be missed if you live in the Baltimore area!