Two webinars explore ESI Workflows
and The Paralegal’s Role in eDiscovery

BIA Announces July Knowledge Leadership Webinar Topics

NEW YORK CITY – July 6, 2015Business Intelligence Associates, Inc. (BIA), a leader in eDiscovery software and services, announced that it will present two webinars this month in its webinar series.

“This month we are excited to offer two great programs. As with all of our programming, our webinars are formed directly from attendee suggestions. We have had a number of requests asking us for more education relating to ESI workflows and one discussing the paralegal’s role in eDiscovery,” said Robin Thompson, who plans and produces BIA’s Knowledge Leadership Series of programs. “This month we were fortunate to be able to secure two nationally recognized experts to provide great information on both these areas,” added Thompson.

The first program of the month features nationally recognized expert Mark Walker, who is the Director of eDiscovery and Trial Services for LCI who will discuss ESI Workflows. The second program features Linda Carrette, a senior paralegal with the Strasburger firm, and an adjunct professor at the Center for Advanced Legal Studies in Houston. Linda is one of the most highly sought after speakers on the topic of the paralegal’s role in eDiscovery.

DETAILS:  ESI Workflows
Date:  Friday, July 10, 2015
Time:  1 pm ET / 12 noon Central / 10 am Pacific
This features a discussion about how we navigate the legal landscape in the electronic age.  Highlights of this program include:
• Practical tips for conducting efficient and defensible discovery
• Why workflows are more relevant than ever in eDiscovery
• The changing role of the legal professional in the electronic age

Mark Walker, is a nationally renowned electronic discovery, trial support expert and author with more than 30 years of experience in the field, and is currently Director of eDiscovery and Trial Support of LCI.

In addition to authoring books on discovery and litigation support, Walker has put his expertise to use in litigation involving many of the world’s largest corporations, including Halliburton, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), CVS, Hospital Corporation of America, Intel, Dow Chemical, Miller Beer, SAP, AMD, Raytheon, Georgia Pacific, Exxon, Phillip Morris, Bristol Myers, Texas Instruments and Xerox, just to name a few.

Walker has served as senior director of consulting and client services for two national solution providers, and has overseen all eDiscovery and forensic services provided by those firms, as well as consulting with law firms and corporations to develop technology solutions to litigation challenges. Walker has also been a part of the legal department at AMD, and the law firms of Jackson Walker, Brown McCarroll and Susman Godfrey, LLP. He began his career in 1982 as the Court Coordinator for Judge Michael O’Brien – 125th District Court, Harris County, Texas.

Walker is a graduate of Marion Military Institute, (1976 – 1979; Military Science), and Texas School for the Judiciary (1986; Court Administration). He also attended the University of Houston (1982 – 1985; Communications, Psychology and Business Administration).

DETAILS:  The Paralegal’s Role in eDiscovery
Date:  Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time:  1 pm ET / 12 noon Central / 10 am Pacific
This program discusses the critical importance of the paralegal to the eDiscovery process. Highlights from the program include:
• Understanding the Rules regarding eDiscovery
• Ethics in eDiscovery
• Participating in the Litigation Hold
• Selecting an eDiscovery Partner
• Management of eDiscovery

Linda A. Carrette, CP is a seasoned legal professional with over 30 years of experience in the legal industry throughout Texas. She is currently a litigation paralegal with Strasburger & Price, LLP in Houston, Texas. Throughout her legal career, Linda has fulfilled many roles in addition to paralegal, including project manager, legal recruiter, firm administrator, management consultant, and practice support manager in all aspects of databases and e-discovery, as well as faculty member at several premier paralegal educational programs. She has spent the last decade focusing on high-level training and developing an expertise in litigation technology, assisting legal teams in identifying key e-discovery issues, providing consulting in best practices of processing ESI, and the development of strategies in the preservation and collection of electronic data and effective implementation of legal hold orders.

She has a BBA in Business Management, a Masters in Business Administration, and earned her CP designation through NALA in 1990. In addition, Linda is board certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, one of only 93 paralegals in the State of Texas to achieve this specialty designation. She is a graduate of NALA’s 2008-2009 LEAP program. She has served on the board of Houston Paralegal Association as First Vice President-CLE, Second Vice President-Membership, NALA Liaison, and currently, as HPA’s Treasurer. Linda is currently serving a second term on the Board of Directors of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas, having previously served as Director from 1991-1994. She has also served on the governing and advisory boards of the Center for Advanced Legal Studies since 1989, and has taught Legal Research and Writing at the Center. She is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the National Association of Women MBAs. Linda has also previously written articles for Paralegal Today, authored and edited various textbooks published by Matthew Bender, and served on the ABA’s Approval Commission site visit team.

About BIA:  BIA is a leader in the legal information management industry, with over a decade of experience helping companies, governmental agencies, and law firms successfully manage data for lawsuits, regulatory matters, and investigations. Our Professional Services teams provide defensible, affordable, and integrated solutions that address the entire litigation and regulatory lifecycle, from initial identification and collection through review, production, and presentation. Our customers are our #1 priority, and we strive every day to provide the most defensible and cost-effective solutions available combined with exceptional customer service.

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