Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) October 25, 2008
IVIZE, a leading national discovery management and litigation support organization, hosted the first "May it Please the Court" Mock Trial Seminar in Palo Alto, California.
The seminar is a motion in limine hearing on the admissibility of electronically stored information (ESI), complete with the direct examination of a forensic collection witness and cross-examination of a defendant.
Local attorneys participated in conducting the mock trial, making a very instructive presentation. The attorney faculty included Matt Schechter, McManis Faulkner, defense attorney arguing the motion in limine to exclude the ESI exhibits; Helen L. Marsh, Keker & Van Nest, plaintiff attorney arguing the opposition to the defense motion in limine; and Connie Merriett, Dechert LLP, plaintiff attorney conducting the direct examination of the collection expert.
The seminar educated attendees on the admissibility requirements of ESI through oral argument and witness examination. The fictional case was Main Street Auto v. At Home Accounting. Main Street Auto used At Home Accounting as an online accounting service. At Home Accounting was hacked, resulting in the loss of plaintiffs' financial data, resulting in identity theft and monetary damages. Main Street Auto sues for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence. The key evidence is Facebook, Live Journal, text messages and other ESI that the defendant seeks to exclude from trial.
"We are thrilled with the success of this seminar," said Josh Gilliland, Professional Development Manager, for IVIZE responsible for the Mock Trial Seminar Series. "IVIZE is proud to provide cutting edge thought leadership seminars to help attorneys and practice support professionals understand collection practices and electronic evidence in contemporary litigation."
The "May it Please the Court" Mock Trial Series will be offered across the country. Please contact IVIZE for information on upcoming seminars.
IVIZE is a leading national discovery management and litigation support organization. Founded in 1995, IVIZE operates 30 locations and two data centers nationwide. Our full range of services and state-of-the-art technology allow corporations, law firms, and government organizations to solve their most time sensitive e-Discovery and document production obligations while ensuring the highest quality, defensibility, efficiency and security standards. IVIZE is a Socha Gelbmann 2008 top provider and an active participant in the EDRM project. For more information on IVIZE, please visit http://www.ivize.net.
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