Electronic Evidence and eDiscovery 2016


Course Date: October 14, 2016

Total: 5h 20min

Welcome and Introduction

Graham J. Underwood — Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Justice, Victoria

Nature and Sources of Electronic Evidence

  • challenges of electronic evidence – finding it, securing it, using it
  • non-traditional sources of ESI
  • new technologies – the cloud, SSD’s

Martin Felsky  Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Toronto

eDiscovery  Managing Expectations

  • preservation, collection and production of electronic evidence
  • managing client expectations (cost, scope, time)
  • managing expectations of other parties
  • limiting scope of e-discovery
  • emerging trends (non-linear coding, predictive coding, de-NISTing)

Sarah McEachern  Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Admissibility Principles

  • general principles governing admissibility
  • purpose drives admissibility principles and manner of presentation
  • electronic evidence as documentary evidence
  • electronic evidence as real evidence
  • electronic evidence as demonstrative evidence
  • expert evidence to authenticate electronic evidence

Graham J. Underwood  Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Justice, Victoria

Pre-trial authentication of ESI

  • notices to admit and ESI
  • document agreements
  • scope of agreements (authenticity, reliability)
Robin Reinertson — Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver

Networking Lunch

ESI from the Internet  Social Media, Instant Messaging

  • internet web pages
  • Facebook
  • instant messaging
  • ESI from the cloud

Michael T. Mulligan Mulligan Tam Pearson Law Corporation, Victoria

Digital Forensic Evidence

  • where it comes from
  • how it’s used
  • issues with admissibility (authenticity, CEA)
  • proof of possession of ESI

Jim Hughes Chief Legal Technology Counsel, Office of ADAG, Criminal Justice Branch, Vancouver

Ethical Issues in eDiscovery

  • advising clients on e-discovery
  • BYOD policies and privacy issues
  • inadvertent waiver of privilege
  • spoliation

Laura M. Cundari  Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Electronic Evidence: Current Issues and Best Practices

  • ensuring fairness – balancing probative value and prejudicial effect
  • emerging trends
  • expert evidence and demonstrative evidence
  • e-trials

Graham J. Underwood (Moderator)  Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Justice, Victoria
The Honourable Mr. Justice Elliott M. Myers  Supreme Court of B.C., Vancouver
Claire E. Hunter  Hunter Litigation Chambers, Vancouver

Concluding Remarks

Graham J. Underwood — Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Justice, Victoria