FBA E-Discovery Flyer for May 29, 2009 Program (W0059041).DOC

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					                              THE FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION,
                              WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTER, YOUNGER
                              LAWYERS DIVISION PRESENTS:

                              “The FBA E-Discovery Series”

  A Series of Quarterly E-Discovery Learning Sessions During Lunch
                Moderated by E. Richard Ogrodowski, Esq. of Goldsmith & Ogrodowski, LLC



                                 March 25, 2010

      Tying It All Together: New Local Rules Provide Practical E-
      Discovery Tools and Advice for Lawyers in Western District

The recent court decision, Mancia v. Mayflower Textile Serv. Co., (2008 WL 4595275 D. Md.,
Oct 15, 2008), outlining the duty to perform a “reasonable inquiry” under F.R.C.P. 26(g) before
certifying discovery requests and responses, further emphasizes the need for counsel to
understand the IT systems of the parties in order to among other tasks, write “specific and
targeted requests” that are required to avoid sanctions as well as fulfill the ethical obligations
under Model Rules 3.4 and 4.4.

In the Western District of Pennsylvania, we are particularly fortunate because the new Local
Rules adopted on 9-1-09, provide additional tools for the local federal bar by further articulating
“duty to investigate” and the assignment of an IT resource person to assist in acquiring the
necessary knowledge to address e-discovery issues including writing specific, targeted
discovery requests and/or respond to requests in a meaningful manner.

In this session, Honorable Joy Flowers Conti, U.S. Judge, Western District, who served on the
advisory committee to the judges along with over twenty local litigators to revise the Local Rules,
and Richard N. Lettieri, Esq. E-Discovery Counsel, will review the new Local Rules and outline with
some specificity the steps that counsel must take to fulfill their obligations under F.R.C.P. 26(g),
and the new Local Rules.


The contents of this presentation are the basis of an article co-authored by Judge Conti and
Attorney Lettieri scheduled to appear in a special technology edition of The Judges’ Journal this
Spring.




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                       Enrollment Form (3-25-10 session only)
      Topic: Tying It All Together: New Local Rules Provide Practical Tools and
      Advice for Lawyers in Western District

In this session, Honorable Joy Flowers Conti, U.S. Judge, Western District , who served along
with over twenty local litigators to revise the Local Rules, and Richard N. Lettieri, Esq. E-
Discovery Counsel, will review the new Local Rules and outline with some specificity the steps
that counsel must take to fulfill their obligations under F.R.C.P. 26(g), and the new Local Rules.

                                 Thursday, March 25, 2010

                United States Courthouse, 7th Avenue and Grant Street, Pittsburgh
                               Third Floor, Jury Assembly Room
                                    Lunch served 11:45 a.m.
                               Program begins promptly at Noon

Registration Fee (includes lunch):
       FBA Member - $10
       Non-FBA Member - $25

Please register early as there are a limited number of seats available.
* Pennsylvania CLE Credit pending (1 substantive credit)

Please send this form by Friday, March 12, 2010, with your check made payable to
the “Federal Bar Association, Western Pennsylvania Chapter,” to:

                                       E. Richard Ogrodowski
                                   Goldsmith & Ogrodowski, LLC
                                  247 Fort Pitt Boulevard, 4th Floor
                                       Pittsburgh, PA 15222
                                            412-281-4340
                                         ero@golawllc.com
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** For more information on the Federal Bar Association including a membership application, membership
eligibility, and member benefits, please visit the FBA website at www.fedbar.org.

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