A A Email Print Share

Law School and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's E-Discovery Team Present CLE Series

The Duquesne University School of Law is collaborating with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's E-Discovery Team to offer a series of four CLE courses on the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI), otherwise known as e-discovery.

“It is a rare opportunity when a law school gets to step into a law firm and contribute to, and learn from, the ongoing education that all of us as lawyers must undertake,” said Ken Gormley, interim dean of the School of Law. “This is that type of rare opportunity. This collaborative process has brought together Duquesne’s director of e-discovery education, Anne Peterson, with Buchanan’s E-discovery Team, to prepare and present a comprehensive program on one of the most important and rapidly developing subject areas of our time—e-discovery.”

The first of four courses was held July 30, and the second course will be held on Thursday, Aug. 20. Each course includes a 90-minute video conference led by Peterson. The course covers many topics, from the duty to preserve to emerging trends in the law and technology.

Co-chair of Buchanan's E-Discovery Team Jayson R. Wolfgang, a shareholder in the litigation section of the firm's Harrisburg office, knows firsthand the importance of understanding ESI.

“Discovery is certainly not new, but with the continued proliferation of electronically stored information, searching for that proverbial needle in what is now a much larger haystack has become even more challenging,” said Wolfgang. “Our clients and we as lawyers have been dealing with e-discovery for many years, but since the federal rules were amended in 2006 to specifically address some of the unique challenges with e-discovery, a body of law and best-practices has developed. Law schools like Duquesne—a leader in this field—are teaching their students, and we thought practitioners could also benefit from that curriculum. Based on the interest in and quality of the first session, we were right.”

To register for the CLE courses, call 412.562.1502 or email amber.castelli@bipc.com.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.