Strategies for Avoiding Sanctions, Drafting Discovery Requests, and Taking Depositions
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Review new ethics opinions and the latest legal updates.
Protect privileged communications through technological competence and proper compliance.
Uncover practical guidance for working with expert witnesses.
Examine best practices for drafting ethical discovery requests.
Analyze guidelines for avoiding sanctions.
Recent Developments and New Opinions
Candor and Fairness
Ethically Drafting and Responding to Discovery Requests
Taking Depositions: Ethical Considerations
Working With Expert Witnesses: What Attorneys Need to Know
Technology Competence and ESI
Attorney Obligations Regarding Paralegals, Outside Vendors, etc.
Preventing Inadvertent Disclosures of Privileged Documents and Communications
CHRISTOPHER B. HOPKINS is a member with McDonald Hopkins LLC, in their West Palm Beach office. His extensive trial and appellate experience includes commercial, defamation, medical/nursing home, probate, injury, and general civil litigation and appeals. Mr. Hopkins' practice frequently involves cyber security, e-discovery, OSINT, social media, bitcoin, internet crimes, website contracts, and other technology-related issues, from drafting contracts and policies to litigation. He is a Florida Supreme Court certified civil circuit mediator and qualified arbitrator. Mr. Hopkins has published more than 110 legal articles on law and technology, ethics, and trial. He is the host of www.InternetLawCommentary.com. Mr. Hopkins earned his B.A. degree from the University of Richmond, his master's degree from Wesley Theological Seminary, and his J.D. degree from Tulane Law School. He is admitted to practice in D.C., Florida, and New York.
JOHN A. SNOW is a shareholder with Parsons Behle & Latimer. Mr. Snow’s practice consists of general civil litigation, including commercial, professional malpractice, construction, and insurance coverage and defense. He is a member of the Utah State Bar; the Litigation Section of the Utah State Bar; Construction Law Section of the Utah State Bar; the State Bar of Nevada; the American Bar Association; Litigation Section, Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee (Utah State Bar); Model Jury Instruction Committee for the State of Utah (Commercial Transactions Subcommittee); and member of the United States District Court for Utah (Technology Advisory Committee). Mr. Snow has been designated in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of legal malpractice law, commercial litigation and construction law for more than five years. He has been designated in Utah Business magazine’s Utah Legal Elite in the specialties of civil litigation and construction law. He has also been designated as a Super Lawyer in the Mountain States in Super Lawyer Magazine and ranked in Chambers USA. Mr. Snow earned his B.A. degree from Brigham Young University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Arizona State University.
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