Legal Ethics in the Time of GAI and Electronic Information
Date: Mar 8, 2024 9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Member Price: $179
Non-Member Price: $224
Section Price: $168
Areas of Law: Ethics
Earn up to 4.2 credits, including 4.2 in Ethics! (More Information)
- Hon. Ronald J. Hedges (Ret.)
- Former U.S. Magistrate Judge
Ronald J. Hedges LLC, Hackensackis Senior Counsel for Dentons in New York City and a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He has extensive experience in e-discovery and the management of complex civil litigation matters, and has served as a special master, arbitrator and mediator. He also consults on the management and discovery of electronically stored information (ESI).
Admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, Texas and the District of Columbia, and before several federal courts, Judge Hedges is a former United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1986-2007), where he was the Compliance Judge for the Court Mediation Program, a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee, and a member of and reporter for the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee. A member of the Advisory Group of Magistrate Judges from 2001-2005, he has also been a member of the American Law Institute, the American and Federal Bar Associations, and the Historical Society and the Lawyers Advisory Committee of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Judge Hedges has served on the Sedona Conference Judicial Advisory Board; the Sedona Conference Working Group on Protective Orders, Confidentiality, and Public Access; and the Sedona Conference Working Group on Best Practices for Electronic Document Retention & Protection. He has also been a member of the Advisory Board of the Advanced E-Discovery Institute of Georgetown University Law Center. He is a former Fellow at the Center for Information Technology of Princeton University and has been a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.
Judge Hedges has been an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law-Newark and is a former adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and Seton Hall University School of Law, where he has taught courses on electronic discovery and evidence and mediation skills. He is the author of “Rule 26(f): The Most Important E-Discovery Rule” (New Jersey Law Journal, 5/18/2009) and has authored, edited and co-edited a number of other publications on ESI topics including Discovery of Electronically Stored Information: Surveying the Legal Landscape (BNA, 2007). He is the principal author of the third edition of the Federal Judicial Center’s Pocket Guide for Judges on Discovery of Electronic Information.
Judge Hedges received his B.A. from the University of Maryland and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
- Terry Herbert
- Cyber Incident Response and Monitoring Supervisor
Judiciary Information Security Unit
- Lori B. Leskin, Esq.
- Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, NYC
- Carrie Parikh, Esq.
- Chief Privacy Officer, Assistant General Counsel
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Newark
Join our very own New Jersey/nationally recognized speaker on GAI and electronic information, the Honorable Ronald J. Hedges, as he and this distinguished panel review some of the leading decisions and ethics opinions on discovery of electronic information and electronic records – as well as the new and “exploding” technology of GAI – and address intriguing questions, including:
- What are the relevant Rules of Professional Conduct?
- What does it mean to be “competent” about electronic information and GAI?
- What opportunities and risks are posed by GAI?
- What might be the “baseline” of technological competence expected of attorneys so that, at the least, attorneys know the right questions to ask and know when and how to seek expert assistance?
- What should an attorney do to protect the confidentiality of client information?
- What duties does an attorney have when in receipt of inadvertently produced information?
- What should an attorney do to supervise experts to assist the attorney with GAI and electronic information in litigation?
- What is the “cloud” and how might an attorney use it for professional or business purposes, including advertising?
- What can an attorney do to investigate witnesses over the Internet?
- What can an attorney do to investigate jurors over the Internet?
- What about communications between attorneys and judges?
- What should an attorney know about e-filing?
- How does an attorney become competent and maintain competence with GAI and electronic information?
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