John Upchurch Speaks to Attendees of ACEDS Annual Conference

Upchurch Wa tson White & Max Principal, John Upchurch, addressed over 450 attendees of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) 2012 Annual Conference. This year’s conference took place April 2 – 4 at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida.

John was a member of speaking panels who gave presentations on two separate topics: “Special Masters, Referees, Liaisons and Neutrals – The New E-Discovery Court Fixtures and How To Use Them”  and “The Ethics of E-Discovery in the Electronic Information Age – Safeguarding your Career and Your Reputation”.

As e-discovery is becoming more expensive, time consuming and pervasive in litigation, as well as presenting a new range of ethical pitfalls that did not exist in the paper era, education in the e-discovery field is of paramount importance to attorneys, litigation support and IT specialists, records managers, risk and compliance managers. The conference was conducted in conjunction with a preparation seminar for the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) Examination. Among the Upchurch Watson White & Max panel members attending the conference were Lawrence M. Watson, Jr.Michael Orfinger and Robert Cole.

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